Re: API freeze break request

On Fri, 2005-01-14 at 18:34 +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-01-14 at 16:12 +0000, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 	The python GConf binding is missing a wrapping for GConfEngine, which
> > isn't used very often but I came across a need for it while writing a
> > little admin tool for GConf.
> > 
> > 	See the patch below. The pygtk maintainers seem to be okay about
> > including it, so long as the release team approve.
> > 
> > 	See:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > 	for more details. Patch appended. Its pretty straightforward and
> > shouldn't impact any existing APIs.
> Can't you work around this in some way? For instance, can't you include
> your own local wrapper of this class? 

	Well, I guess I *could*, but ... good god, I think I've started
sweating with fear ... :-)

> I'm not happy about adding a whole
> class after an API freeze, because we'll have no chance to fix it if
> it's not perfect.

	The python API is a direct mapping of the GConf one - I think it may
even be autogenerated from the headers. I didn't come up with the API
definition, it was already there ... I just implemented it ..


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