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SubjectRe: sysctl() considered harmful
On Mon, 5 Jan 1998 Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl wrote:

> Maybe we should throw out sysctl(), before some author
> thinks that she can use it.
>
> Andries

Err, yes, and no. I tried to merge proc and sysctl during my work on
a proc2... It's easy for new things (with a new interface), but for the
old ones compatiblity is important?? (seems not to be the case as you
mentioned)

So well, a binary interface to some features is good, IMHO.

Richard.

PS: I thought of using printf/scanf like strings in a generic proc solution.
The binary interface would be just copying things around.


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