int32 vs uint32 issues with untyped language bindings

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at
Sun Dec 26 19:06:17 PST 2004

There seems to be an issue with the ability for untyped language
bindings to deal with dbus methods that require uint parameters.  This
showed up in the python bindings when a user tried to use the
ActivateService method call of the org.freedesktop.Dbus service which
requires a uint as its second parameter.  Since python has no concept of
a uint it just sends an int raising a dbus error.  If introspection is
available for the method parameter this can be fixed in the bindings.
If not it can be fixed in dbus so that when validating a uint, positive
integers would be accepted also.  Any suggestions on the right fix for


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