Marshalling bytewise data with Glib bindings

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sun May 20 22:01:18 PDT 2007

Matt Hoosier wrote:
>Is there a suitable datatype to use as the contents of a GValue, which
>the dbus-glib bindings will understand natively? Shoehorning this
>stuff into GValue whose type is G_TYPE_STRING sounds bad; the first 0
>byte will cause the bindings to think that the "string" is finished,
>and UTF-8 enforcement will probably choke on this method anyway.

ARRAY of BYTE should do it.

STRING should be used only for properly-encoded UTF-8 data. NULs are 
allowed, but arbitrary binary data isn't.

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