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SubjectRe: PROPOSAL: dot-proc interface [was: /proc stuff]
On Sun, Nov 04, 2001 at 07:20:39PM +0100, Tim Jansen wrote:
> On Sunday 04 November 2001 18:28, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > > It needs special parsers and will be almost impossible to access from
> > > shell scripts.
> > No, look, he's proposing to put the binary encoding in hidden .files. The
> > good old /proc files will continue to appear and operate as they do now.
>
> But as he already said:
> 2) As /proc files change, parsers must be changed in userspace
>
> So if only some programs use the 'dot-files' and the other still use the
> crappy text interface we still have the old problem for scripts, only with a
> much larger effort.

So we have a gradual transition - nothing breaks more than it does already,
and applications can migrate to the stable API over time.

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