[lsb-discuss] More symbols for LSB

Robert Schweikert Robert.Schweikert at abaqus.com
Fri Aug 18 10:46:06 PDT 2006

XDR is useful to transfer data between different applications with
different data storage formats. Using XDR one can simply open a "neutral
format file" and then dump in the data. The second application can then
easily read this data and convert it to its internal data structures.


On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 09:49 -0700, Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
> >ANy chance of getting the xdr* symbols added to the LSB? In particular
> >we are using xdrstdio_create which is part of libc.
> we're having a lot of trouble with xdr* and rpc* already
> because there isn't a usable published reference specification
> for these, strangely enough.  We've been referring to
> the SVID as the only one that had the status of
> "published specification", but it's out of print and
> unobtainable plus being more than 15 years old and not
> reflective of the current interface set in use.
> We're looking for an answer, which may also end up
> allowing more interfaces in.
> As always, it would help to understand why this
> particular interface is useful.
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