APIs for Management and More
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Thu Sep 28 17:04:58 UTC 2006
In article <efgsv8$1c9u$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
Joseph S D Yao <jsdy at center.osis.gov> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 11:01:43PM -0400, Barry Margolin wrote:
> > BTW, the person who answered with references to rndc, dig, nsupdate,
> > etc. apparently doesn't know what "API" means.
> What, retval = system("...", ...); isn't an API? ;-) [It is if there's
> nothing else easily usable and documented.]
In fact, I mentioned the possibility of using system() in my first reply
to the OP.
But no, I don't consider that an API, unless your needs are very simple.
E.g. error handling can be difficult.
Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
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