[getdns-api] getdns-api review - section 2.1

Wiley, Glen gwiley at verisign.com
Thu Jan 30 07:46:30 MST 2014

In addition to cleaner, as Bob mentioned this also gives us stronger type checking which is a solid win!
Glen Wiley
Sr. Engineer
The Hive, Verisign, Inc.

From: <Goyal>, Neel <ngoyal at verisign.com<mailto:ngoyal at verisign.com>>
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 3:45 PM
To: "getdns-api at vpnc.org<mailto:getdns-api at vpnc.org>" <getdns-api at vpnc.org<mailto:getdns-api at vpnc.org>>
Subject: [getdns-api] getdns-api review - section 2.1

Hi all,

This is commentary on section 2.1 in reference to Bob Steagall’s review of the getdns API - http://www.vpnc.org/pipermail/getdns-api/2014-January/000229.html

The suggestion is to use enumerated types where possible.  In particular, getdns_return_t and some context setter function parameters.  An example would be:

getdns_return_t getdns_context_set_resolution_type( getdns_context_t context, uint16_t value );

The spec says the value must be either GETDNS_CONTEXT_RECURSING or GETDNS_CONTEXT_STUB.

I am in favor of this change - definitely for getdns_return_t.  The other functions will be a bit of work, but I think they do result in a cleaner API in the long run.


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