[PATCH v3] wayland-util: added wl_strtol/wl_strtoul utility functions

Imran Zaman imran.zaman at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 08:40:53 PDT 2014

You guys should check the reason why the patch is there rather than
throwing out random thoughts or blunt comments.

I did this patch mainly because weston/wayland has been using
strtol/strtoul functions in number of places with buggy error checks, and
duplicate code everywhere. Weston and wayland go together; so in bigger
picture, its a very useful patch IMO.. I hardly find any patches with
proper tests, but I did it so to make it more effective. But I guess in
wayland/weston community, only maintainers are allowed to push patches
others are strongly discouraged to do so. I guess its better to encourage
people/community for giving helping hand.

Anyways we will now only push patches (including multi-seat support) in
Tizen weston/wayland rather than wasting time in upstreamn weston/wayland
as it seems to be long bureaucratic process to overcome with virtually no


On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 28 October 2014 11:21, Giulio Camuffo <giuliocamuffo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2014-10-27 18:51 GMT+02:00 Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre at mecheye.net>:
>> > Can I also suggest that we don't make this public API? These are
>> internal
>> > helpers for libwayland, not designed for any consumers. We've been
>> burned by
>> > making too much internal helper API public before.
>> +1
>> I don't think this belongs in the wayland API at all. That means
>> duplicating them in weston, but they will hardly need modifications
>> anyway.
> AOL. We're a window system, not a replacement libc.
> Cheers,
> Dan
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