[gst-devel] Re: Refcount eating (copy, borked your email the first time)

David Schleef ds at schleef.org
Tue Sep 20 08:11:30 CEST 2005

On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 03:05:24PM +0200, Andy Wingo wrote:
> I am concerned about the registry API, because sometimes when you call a
> function it eats your refcount, and sometimes not.
> I suggest we change the API so it never eats your refcount, like other
> GStreamer functions (except pad_push, which probably shouldn't eat your
> refcount either). That makes it much more clear for calling code to know
> how to ref.

I was going to bring this up myself.  Eating the refcount is annoying,
but it was the natural progression from the 0.8 functions.


David Schleef
Big Kitten LLC (http://www.bigkitten.com/) -- data acquisition on Linux

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