Re: subclass versus new_with_foo

Torsten Schoenfeld <kaffeetisch gmx de> writes:

What if gtk_text_view_new_with_buffer some day changes such that it is
not equivalent to this anymore?

That'd be the danger, if new_with_buffer doesn't document what it
actually does.  The gtk_menu_item_new_with_label is probably an example
of that, changing from explicit child creation to going through a label
string property.

Maybe it depends which is worse, a method like new_with_buffer() that
doesn't work in as much as it doesn't make a "new" of your subclass,
versus coding some assumptions about what such a method should do.

I expect a lot of subclasses might be faced with that dilemma, if the
wrappers could try to address it.

I suppose it doesn't come up in C code since methods are not inherited.
You don't have a my_subclass_new_with_buffer() unless you make one
yourself.  The perils of C to OOP mapping, eh.

What we could do, I guess, is to adjust the xsub for
gtk_text_view_new_with_buffer such that it re-bless()-es the created
object into the package name given as the first argument.

That doesn't work for a proper GObject subclass does it?  Enough for a
perl class, but not for a new gtype.

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