[patch] generate marshallers and metadata from dbus-glib-tool
walters at verbum.org
Thu Nov 18 19:19:56 PST 2004
On Wed, 2004-11-10 at 01:22 -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Just seems simpler as a start. I suppose GObject
> introspection framework, whatever it is, will surely support
> "const char* foo_get_name()" type of stuff though.
> > On the other hand - DBusMessage already copies everything you
> > stick in to it (something I think we should not do as an option for byte
> >  at least, but that's another issue).
> Two options:
> - add _unswapped() variants to the getters, and then either
> message_get_byte_order() or message_has_native_byte_order()
Right, although you never need to swap a byte at least.
Would it be useful to get the unswapped version in general?
Maybe a less invasive approach would be a flag on the type, like:
(DBUS_TYPE_ARRAY | DBUS_TYPE_FLAG_UNSWAPPED)
> - always return by const reference; if you call a getter
> on a field/arg where byte order matters, and the message is in the
> wrong byte order, swap the *entire* message in place and then
> return the const ref. i.e. byteswap lazily.
That might work too, although it sounds a bit hard.
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