Re: GDataInputStream API break

On 11/17/2009 04:54 AM, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-11-13 at 10:11 -0500, Dan Winship wrote:
>> On 11/13/2009 08:50 AM, Alexander Larsson wrote:
>>> Maybe we can do something like:
>>> Add g_data_input_stream_read_until2() which doesn't consume the input.
>>> #define g_data_input_stream_read_until g_data_input_stream_read_until2
>> That still breaks the API; programs expecting the old behavior will be
>> silently switched to the new behavior when they are recompiled.
> Yes, but hopefully some will run with new glib and not rebuild app and
> catch the warning?
> Its not the ideal solution, but is there a better?

Rename the method completely, leaving the old functionality still there
under the old name (but presumably deprecated). Or do the #define
renaming as you suggested but change the prototype at the same time, so
that programs expecting the old behavior won't compile against the new

-- Dan

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