Re: Announcing: Project Ridley

On Sun, 2005-08-21 at 14:05 +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> One thing I (as an end developer) would like is for libgobject to be
> merged with libglib

That's off the table since it would break ABI ...

> I currently find the split to make some tasks impossible (for example,
> I recently wrote a GUnixSignalSource to inject UNIX signals into the
> mainloop, but without it being a GObject, I couldn't implement it
> completely).

You should have been able to link to libgobject and write it as a
GObject though ?

> Something else I would also like (but can implement separately
> initially) is a GObject-based container library which implements
> STL-style container and iterator interfaces.  This would allow the
> current list/hash/vector etc. types to be implemented as GObjects with
> a standardised iterator interface, allowing the use of generic
> algorithms etc.

It would probably be hopelessly inefficient, since GObject is a bit
heavier than a base object in Java or Python ...

> Another thing I would be interested as an extension to the above is
> specialisation (or rather, restriction) of containers to particular
> GTypes.  If for example, we had a call such as
> GType
> g_type_specialise(GType type, ...)

I think at some point you should accept you're coding in C ;-) if we
just reimplement Java/C#/Python poorly, it's not that useful ...


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