[python-ldap] One vote for 3.x

Michael Ströder michael at stroeder.com
Tue Nov 29 14:46:31 CET 2011

Chris Dukes wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 11:09 +0100, Michael Ströder wrote:
>> John W. Shipman wrote:
>>> We have a number of applications here that use python-ldap.  We're
>>> just starting to convert our application base to Python 3.2.  So
>>> please record one vote for a 3.x version.
>> I'm pretty sure there would be many votes for a 3.x version. But there are
>> currently not very many people really considering spending work time needed
>> into it to get a well maintained version.
>> Please see the mailing list archive about this.
> My two cents for anyone wanting to start on it.
> 1) Start by either getting _ldap.so to work with python 3.x, *OR*
> replace _ldap.so with pure python calling 'ctypes' that maintains close
> to the same interface.  The latter will probably be quicker to develop.
> The former will work on less loved OSes like AIX.
> 2) Look at the python-ldap APIs you actually use and start getting them
> clean for python 3.x.

Hmm, the current API was too closely modeled after the LDAP C API which is
also considered to have its deficiencies. I'd rather recommend to rethink the
whole approach because the code of the calling application massively changes

Ciao, Michael.

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