thiago at kde.org
Wed Jun 4 15:16:03 PDT 2008
>In the libdbus documentation it says
>tml#g576dc085c82c1c8e005f269f461daf24>) that the function
> dbus_message_get_array_len is deprecated in the sense it is "stupid".
> Well, is it really stupid? I am currently creating bindings for the
> language Common Lisp (as I already told in another e-mail) and this
> function allows me to create an array with the correct length before
> inserting its contents (an array in Lisp don't care about the type of
> its elements so it fits well in any case, even if the array element
> type isn't "fixed").
The rationale for calling it stupid is also given in the documentation. I
think you missed that point:
"Why would you want to know how many bytes are in the array as marshaled
in the wire protocol?"
So, be careful with dbus_message_get_array_len. It doesn't return the
number of elements in the array -- it returns the size in bytes of the
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