Re: [GI] Get info about return value

Thank you very much. Now I'm really convinced that I will need to use gir files to extract the info I need.
On Dec 2, 2013 7:37 PM, "Colin Walters" <walters verbum org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2013-12-01 at 22:35 +0100, Juan Rafael García Blanco wrote:
> > So this is the question that I’m a little bit afraid of doing myself:
> > is it right to use the gobject-introspction library to generate bindings
> > for a compiled language?
> No, because the typelib doesn't have the original argument types.  For
> example, a "gulong" argument is represented by GI_TYPE_TAG_INT32 on 32
> bit architectures and LLP64, and GI_TYPE_TAG_INT64 on LP64.
> You should use the .gir files instead; the "ctype" may sometimes be
> useful for your purposes, but note that things like GObject signals have
> no original "ctype", so in the end you'll have to carry a .gir -> ctype
> code mapping anyways.
> This last bit is unfortunately hard - g-i is fairly strongly oriented
> towards assisting bindings for higher level languages, and not the other
> way around.

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