> What Linus is saying is that he wants you to talk with git
> plumbing by invoking the executables he have, via system(3),
> popen(3), etc.
Hopefully, Linus didn't specify system(3) or popen(3) for production
They are a rich source of security holes. Inefficient, too, since they
invoke a shell process to interpret the command.
Use execve(2), or exevl(3), execle(3), execv(3).
Or if you really enjoy the path search, use execlp or execvp, but with
your own $PATH, not trusting the one passed in via the environment any
further than you can throw it.
However, on further consideration, I think Linus is wrong to recommend
that the git executables, not a libgit library, be the 'basic user level
on which all else is based."
I will reply to a Linus post, expounding on that thought further.
I won't rest till it's the best ...
Programmer, Linux Scalability
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