Re: [PATCH] NM DBUS api documentation build system
- From: Will Stephenson <wstephenson kde org>
- To: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] NM DBUS api documentation build system
- Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 20:29:50 +0100
On Tuesday 05 February 2008 17:47:06 Marcel Holtmann wrote:
> I must agree here. Something that generate the introspection is not
> helpful at all. It is hard enough to keep external introspection XML
> files in sync with the actual runtime introspection.
Surely the glib binding generators create the runtime introspection from the
xml files? That's the way the Qt bindings work.
> Why should we have
> another thing to maintain.
This thing makes the project more accessible, and could make existing
developers more efficient. And I'm happy to maintain it.
> If you could generate the introspection files
> from within the source code, that is a different story. Something in
> combination with Doxygen.
You know that's not the way IPC ever worked: you can't recover a spec from
something as irregular as source code; you have a structured IDL (in this
case the introspection xml) and you generate the bindings sources from that,
saving yourself from maintaining a lot of boilerplate code by hand.
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