[Xcb] RFC: Altenum updates for xcb/proto

Eyal Alaluf eyala at mainsoft.com
Mon Feb 23 13:44:39 PST 2009

How about "Nullable"? It is already in use in .Net and I think also in

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[mailto:xcb-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Peter Harris
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To: Julien Danjou
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Subject: Re: [Xcb] RFC: Altenum updates for xcb/proto

Julien Danjou wrote:
> At 1235075347 time_t, Peter Harris wrote:
>> Suggestions for a better name are particularly welcome.
> AnyValue?
> That's a suggestion. :)

The fundamental dilemma I'm having is the rift between an enum name that
is descriptive when reading the XML ("MayBeNone" vs "AnyValue" or
"Untyped") and an enum name that doesn't look ugly once libxcb is done

On the basis that generated bindings are (hopefully) used a lot more
often than the .xml files are read by humans, I'm starting to lean
toward "Untyped".

In the hope that I'm missing something obvious that will make both the
xml and the generated bindings beautiful, I'm going to ask again: Can
anyone think of a better name? Please?

 Peter Harris
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