Re: introducing abstract types to mc

Pavel Tsekov wrote:
On Fri, 24 Sep 2004, Roland Illig wrote:
I'd like to introduce more abstract types into mc. That is, to separate
cleanly which files (or functions) _use_ a data type and which ones
_implement_ the basic operation on variables of this type.

'abstract' in what sense ? I looked at the patch and it seems to me that
the only changes there are changes to the infrastructure. I don't see
a relation between code organization into files and data type properties.

The data type is what fileopctx.h provides (an uncomplete structure and some methods to manipulate it). The implementation details are hidden in fileopctx-impl.h.

Using this approach we can quickly tell which functions operate directly
on the type. Keeping the number of these functions minimal we have
better control of keeping the internal state of these types valid. For

Yep. And also defining a clean inteface for a given data type.

That's exactly what I mean by "abstract".

It seems like you are suggesting to change the current interface to data
types to someting like the interface in glib and all related packages.

Yes, that would be nice.


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