Re: GVariant for prez!


On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 7:45 AM, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
<mikkel kamstrup gmail com> wrote:
>  * I really hope there is room in GVariant for NULL values in some way
> or other. Without a NULL it is hard to map stuff from an SQL DB
> directly to the serialization format without nasty hacks. This has
> bitten me several times with DBus.

Looks to me like it has null (see the gvariant git repo, "maybe" types)

>  * How about dropping GVariant data in a human readable form to a
> file?

I think I saw a to/from gmarkup api and command line tool in the code too

>  * It has been discussed elsewhere in this thread that GVariant is a
> parallel type system to GType. While I think this is true to some
> extend I also think it is good. Intermixing the type system from an OO
> platform with that of a serialization framework is Just A Bad Idea
> (TM).

More and more I think gvariant is an analog to libxml or gkeyfile, not gtype.


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