[patch] remove DBusGPendingCall

Colin Walters walters at verbum.org
Wed Jul 6 08:55:53 PDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-06 at 11:45 -0400, Ray Strode wrote:
> Hi,
> > The trick GnomeVFS does is to expose what looks like a structure pointer
> > in the API, but is actually just a guint internally.  So that's what
> > I've done as well.
> Why do you do that?  I mean why not just return an opaque pointer that
> the internal code can dereference directly?  I guess what I'm saying
> is, what's the point of the counter middle man?

I do return an opaque pointer; the client code never knows it doesn't
point to allocated memory.  This way there's no need to define a
structure, allocate it, etc.  Converting the DBusGProxyCall * pointer
into a guint will be a very cheap operation, just a few processor cycles
at most I imagine if any.  If we get to that level of optimization I
will be very happy :)

If the hash table turns out to be a bottleneck we can look at turning it
into a real structure, it won't affect the API.  There's just more
important things to do for now...

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