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Re: Many questions about translators

From: Carl Fredrik Hammar
Subject: Re: Many questions about translators
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:08:25 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 08:49:16AM +0200, olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net wrote:
> > > I'm still not convinced that this is a good idea in general. Private
> > > namespaces always make things somewhat intransparent IMHO.
> > 
> > I agree, unless perhaps it is obviously private, e.g. /proc/self.
> Well, this is not really different from the magic lookups implemented so
> far (TTY, FDs) -- so the obvious thing to do is just adding another
> magic lookup type.
> The difference with /proc/self is that the PID is kind of public; so it
> *could* be handled server-side, if we really wished... But as long as
> /proc/self is the only use case, it's probably not worthwhile.

Well, it might be possible to implement the other magic lookups
which access to the client's process, which would simplify the
lookup protocol and make it easier to extend (adding a server is
easier than changing glibc and making sure all client uses the
new library).

But this is mostly a curiosity at this point, not sure if it
is worthwhile to discuss it any further.


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