Re: Discouraging use of sync APIs

On tor, 2015-02-12 at 12:55 -0800, Philip Chimento wrote:
On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 5:22 AM, Philip Withnall
<philip tecnocode co uk> wrote:
        On Thu, 2015-02-12 at 11:22 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
        > On ons, 2015-02-11 at 12:17 +0000, Philip Withnall wrote:
        > >
        > > I understand where you’re coming from; we should not be
        > > experienced developers. I completely agree.
        > >
        > > What do you think of the proposal to use sync gstdio.h for
        > > small/local/pseudo-file-system I/O and async GIO for all
        other I/O?
        > I don't think this is a great alternative in many cases. The
        > stuff may work fine from C, but the GObjects etc of gio
        makes such use
        > much nicer from language bindings.
        True. Wouldn’t the languages typically have their own native
        functions for local file I/O though, which would tend to be

Javascript doesn't; one of the main reasons behind the decision to
make JS the first-class citizen for new Gnome apps developers was
precisely that it didn't already have its own platform. I got the
impression that using, for example, Python's native local file I/O
facilities in the Gnome stack was to be discouraged.

Also, such APIs are rarely as portable as GIO stuff, so I really don't
think we should push the use of them.

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