C-API Examples

Ralf Habacker ralf.habacker at freenet.de
Wed May 10 10:15:51 PDT 2006

Havoc Pennington schrieb:
> Ralf Habacker wrote:
>> I recognized that some core tools like dbus-monitor uses the glib 
>> mainloop. What does this means relating to the binding split from the 
>> core ?
>> If glib will be a requirement for the core library, than on windows 
>> glib will be a requirement for dbus, which would not be good at all.
>> If glib will not be a requirement, a dbus only mainloop has to be 
>> implemented for unix and windows.
> I don't really consider dbus-monitor a "core tool", it's just a 
> debugging hack more or less. There's already a crappy main loop 
> abstraction used by dbus-daemon that dbus-monitor could use (or for 
> that matter dbus-monitor could just be blocking, I don't know why it 
> isn't, I'm surprised it isn't really ... don't have the source handy 
> to look)
> Anyhow, I would oppose public API offering a "dbus main loop" (for 
> obvious reasons) but using the existing dbus main loop for stuff that 
> ships with dbus is of course feasible.
As I initial took a look into dbus-monitor I saw  the function 
g_main_loop_run () and my thoughts are  "Is there something similar in 
native dbus ? I found dbus_loop_run() but were surprised, that it does 
not work similar.  Isn't this function intendet for a public  main loop 


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