Re: [Vala] Ownership syntax changes

On Sat, 2008-12-20 at 12:19 +0100, Xavier Bestel wrote:
Le vendredi 19 décembre 2008 à 12:10 +0100, Jürg Billeter a écrit :
I just committed some ownership syntax changes to trunk. The old syntax
will continue to be supported but is planned to be deprecated after the
release of Vala 0.5.4.

      * `owned' type modifier replaces `#' type modifier

This is not often used, but `#' was very unintuitive as a type modifier,
and I therefore decided to replace it by the hopefully better
understandable `owned' modifier. Example of new syntax:

public void foo (owned string bar) {

I like the idea, but the word "owned" doesn't really tells by who it's
owned (caller or callee). How about something like "callers" or
"transfer" ?
What about 'steal'? seems in gtk steal is already used in a similar
situation, where the freer is stolen.

public void foo (steal string bar);

for the caller side, what about an antonym of steal, like
foo(donate "bar");

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