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Re: Small patch to add "add port" output from -v -v -v to XML format
From: "Max Schubert" <nmap () webwizarddesign com>
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 20:07:53 +50578934


    Thanks for the explanation .. I wasn't aware that people have done shared
    library builds already ... your reasoning makes sense.  The XML interface
    is a more loosely-coupled interface between nmap and whatever external
    program is used to parse it .. and that is certainly the way to go when
    internals/features are changing rapidly :).


On Fri, 08 Nov 2002 16:27:03 PST, Fyodor wrote:
Because Nmap is still evolving rapidly enough that I am not ready to
commit to a stable API.  On the other hand, I feel that I can keep the
XML output backward-compatable while still introducing cool new
features and technology to Nmap.  Other people can (and do) create
shared library builds of Nmap, but those rarely last long because Nmap
changes more rapidly than they can keep up the patch.  The XML output,
on the other hand, should remain reasonably stable.

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