int32 vs uint32 issues with untyped language bindings
julien.puydt at laposte.net
Tue Dec 28 01:39:23 PST 2004
Le dimanche 26 décembre 2004 à 22:06 -0500, John (J5) Palmieri a écrit :
> 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
Notice that solving the initial problem with ActivateService would only
require that ActivateService could take a single string argument and
have a default for the (until now unimplemented&undocumented anyway)
For the general problem, introspection probably isn't a complete
solution: can't I write a method that will take different arguments
depending on the first that is being sent? If so, then how should that
method be introspected?
Snark on #gnomemeeting aka "the poor user who triggered that thread"
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