[ANNOUNCE] D-Bus 1.0 RC 2 (0.94) released

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sun Oct 15 06:29:01 PDT 2006

Daniel Stone wrote:
>On Sat, Oct 14, 2006 at 06:29:10PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
>> I wonder which distribution will be the first one to accidentally get
>> the machine uuid file in the file list of the package and thus have
>> the same id for all machines running that os ...
>Read until img56.html.  Really.
>(After doing this, go back and check out the plain C bindings wrt
> iterators in messages, particularly the part that requires you to hand
> it a _pointer_ to a string, i.e.:
> dbus_message_iter_append(whatever, "this api sucks horribly");
> is broken, whereas:
> argh = strdup("i cannot believe i'm doing this");
> dbus_message_iter_append(whatever, &argh);
> is correct.  Obviously.)

You don't need to strdup. Just assign it to a variable.

The whole point here is that, if you accept 'char*' for strings, you break 
the semantic. All other data types take a pointer to the type. Why should 
string be any different?

void add_int(int value)
{  dbus_message_iter_append(whatever, &value); }

void add_string(char *value)
{ dbus_message_iter_append(whatever, &value); }

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