[Libvir] OCaml libvirt 0.4.0.2 released
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Mon Jan 21 11:01:56 UTC 2008
Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2008 at 12:46:07PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>> This is an experimental release of the OCaml libvirt bindings and tools.
>> The main changes are that we have moved to automatically generating as
>> many of the C bindings as possible, and this includes experimental
>> support for the libvirt storage API.
> How are you doing the auto-generating ? In particular is its API coverage
> better, or worse than the coverage of the python binding auto-generator ?
> We have an increasing number of APIs that we're having to write manually
> for python which is kinda annoying - the generator makes the easy stuff
> easy, but the hard stuff harder IMHO.
The situation is pretty much the same in OCaml. 31 functions are
written manually, 99 are autogenerated. The generator is a smallish
Perl script which handles the easy / common code only, and punts on any
hard / one-off bindings.
$ make autostatus
Functions which have manual bindings: 31
Functions which have automatic bindings: 99
LOC in manual bindings: 821
LOC in automatic bindings: 2951
The good thing is that we were able to autogenerate all but four of the
bindings in the storage & jobs API (the ones we had to do by hand were:
3 '*GetInfo' functions, and virConnectDiscoverStoragePools).
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