Re: [Tracker] Database access abstraction
- From: Martyn Russell <martyn imendio com>
- To: jamie mccrack gmail com
- Cc: Tracker-List <tracker-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Tracker] Database access abstraction
- Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 15:14:49 +0000
Jamie McCracken wrote:
On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 12:46 +0100, JÃrg Billeter wrote:
On Sat, 2008-11-01 at 01:11 +0000, Martyn Russell wrote:
- tracker_data_query_check_service(), I would probably call that
tracker_data_query_file_exists(). We have this concept of "service"
meaning a file and I really dislike that, but I can understand why we
have a generic word to describe data. For this API, it is specific to
files so I think it would be fine to use "file" instead of "service".
Can't this function also be used e.g. with emails? Then maybe call the
I also dislike the confusion between service, service type, and file,
it's really used inconsistently. I'd just consistently use RDF
terminology to make it easier to understand, but I don't know how other
people would feel about a terminology change, Jamie? In RDF terminology,
we'd have resources (services/entities), classes (service types), and
properties (metadata fields).
only file specific operations should use the name "file"
generic ones should use service name so i agree with Juerg here
you can rename Service to ServiceClass or ServiceType if you like
I would rather use something completely different. Like Resource and
Service. Otherwise you end up with these even longer APIs where you have
to have tracker_foo_get_service_class_by_service_type() which isn't as
obvious to me as tracker_foo_get_service_by_resource().
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