exporting dbus-marshal-recursive.h

Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Wed Feb 23 20:45:45 PST 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 23:20 -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> >I would just move/rename _dbus_type_is_basic() to dbus_type_is_basic()
> >probably, along with the related functions. Maybe type_to_string (rename
> >to "type to long"?), type_is_container, type_is_fixed_length.
> I just moved type_is_basic and type_is_container; I'm not sure I see
> where/how type_to_string and type_is_fixed_length would be used outside
> of dbus.

There are cut-and-pastes in dbus-gutils.c and dbus-tree-view.c for
type_to_string. Somewhat orthogonal to this patch though if you want to
skip it for now.

Purpose of is_fixed_length would be to automate use of
iter_get_fixed_array(), but we should probably keep it private until we
write code that automates that since we could also need e.g.
get_alignment to write that code. We will need this code in dbus-glib
eventually because it's prohibitively slow to iterate through arrays
item-by-item. (Think of images as byte array, with the whole
DBusTypeReader machinery for every byte)

Some asserts in dbus-signature.c should be return_if_fail (for bad args
passed to a public function)

No other showstoppers here. The only further change I'd consider
important is more exhaustive test coverage as for dbus-marshal-recursive
but we can mop that up later if you want to commit this first.


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