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Re: [PATCH] POSIX ACL support

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] POSIX ACL support
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:44:37 +0200

> From: Romain Francoise <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:41:57 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden
> Do you think that a string-based interface is portable enough for
> all platforms?

I think so.  There are functions like acl_to_text and acl_from_text to
do that.

> From what I can see, you can use a string interface on Windows to
> set ACEs, but I'm no expert.

Yes, I once wrote acl_from_text and acl_to_text for Windows.  The
strings look very differently from what you see with Posix ACLs,
though, but I don't think this matters.

> If it requires passing binary information, the new functions
> wouldn't be general enough.

I think binary data will be inconvenient in Lisp.

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