[Telepathy] Conn.Iface.Renaming

Simon McVittie simon.mcvittie at collabora.co.uk
Thu Mar 19 08:49:47 PDT 2009

On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 at 13:10:30 +1100, Davyd Madeley wrote:
>         Also, when a channel member renames their handle, they are
>         issued with an entirely new handle id. Is there a specific
>         rationale behind this? Why are handle strings considered
>         immutable, rather than a handle pointing to the more abstract
>         concept of a person/room/etc.?

Think of a handle as a GQuark; it's just an abbreviation for an ID (string).
If we tried to have a handle represent a person, we'd run into difficulties
with IRC, where you can't reliably tell that someone has renamed themselves!


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