[libvirt] [Qemu-devel] Re: Supporting hypervisor specific APIs in libvirt

Markus Armbruster armbru at redhat.com
Thu Mar 25 16:50:24 UTC 2010

Anthony Liguori <anthony at codemonkey.ws> writes:

> On 03/25/2010 07:37 AM, Avi Kivity wrote:
>> On 03/25/2010 02:33 PM, Anthony Liguori wrote:
>>>> From my point of view, i wouldn't want to write a high level
>>>> management toolstack in C, specially
>>>> since the API is well defined JSON which is easily available in
>>>> all high level language out there.
>>> There's a whole world of C based management toolstacks (CIM).
>> Gratefully I know very little about CIM, but isn't it language
>> independent?
>> The prominent open source implementation, pegasus, is written in C++.
> There is also SFCB which is written in C.
> But an awful lot of the providers for pegasus are written in C.
> The point is, C is a lowest common denominator and it's important to
> support in a proper way.

No.  The lowest truly common denominator is plain text.  And we got that
covered already.

A developer encountered the problem of talking a simple text protocol.
He thought "I know, I'll create a 1:1 C API for that".  Now he got two

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