routine is used to perform an LDAP compare operation synchronously.
It takes dn, the DN of the entry upon which to perform the
compare, and attr and value, the attribute description and
value to compare to those found in the entry. It returns a code, which
will be LDAP_COMPARE_TRUE if the entry contains the attribute value and
LDAP_COMPARE_FALSE if it does not. Otherwise, an error code is
returned that indicates the nature of the problem. See
routine is used to perform an LDAP compare operation
asynchronously. It takes the same parameters as
but provides the message id of the request it initiated in the
integer pointed to msgidp. The result of
the compare can be obtained by a subsequent call to
Both routines allow server and client controls to be specified to
extend the compare request.
are deprecated in favor of
Deprecated interfaces generally remain in the library. The macro
LDAP_DEPRECATED can be defined to a non-zero value
(e.g., -DLDAP_DEPRECATED=1) when compiling program designed to use
deprecated interfaces. It is recommended that developers writing new
programs, or updating old programs, avoid use of deprecated interfaces.
Over time, it is expected that documentation (and, eventually, support) for
deprecated interfaces to be eliminated.