dbus - comments requested, here's one

Tako Schotanus quintesse at palacio-cristal.com
Wed Jun 30 04:26:00 PDT 2004

Havoc Pennington wrote:

>On Tue, 2004-06-29 at 09:53, Tako Schotanus wrote:
>>BTW, the reason I myself think we should take a look at this
>>technology is because if the new ideas with respect to marshalling. It
>>just seems a very complex subject that has many hidden problems that
>>we probably haven not yet even thought about. If DBus would stay the
>>way it was now message protocol where hardly anything is known about
>>the kind of data being send back and forth I would probably not even
>>think about it, it's simple enough. But with the marshalling and all
>>the language bindings to go with that it does become a totally
>>different ballgame, doesn't it? But maybe I'm overestimating the
>>complexity of it all?
>I personally think that redoing the marshaling code as we've discussed
>is a one-week project at most; we have to rework much of these files:
>[hp at localhost dbus]$ grep ';' dbus-message.[hc] dbus-marshal.[ch] | wc -l
>It's not a heck of a lot of code, and we know more or less exactly how
>to go about it.

Clear enoug, I'll now go back to minding my own business :-)

But thanks for taking the time to explain it to me, it is much appreciated!


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