Re: [xml] libxml string handling

In message <20020613050127 X3096 redhat com>
          Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> wrote:

On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 09:47:33AM +0200, Stefan Kost wrote:
a while ago, there ws a discussion about string handling in libxml (too many strdups).
what about this approach :

from :

It is often convienent to get a string representation of an object for
further processing, debugging or serialisation. There are two
conventions for methods that provide this functionality - the first is
when a pointer is returned to a shared copy of the string and in that
case the method ends _as_string. The second is when a pointer is
returned to a newly allocated string in which case the method ends

  That mean a complete API/ABI change. Could be looked at for libxml3
if it ever get done, but in the meantime, this is unusable I'm afraid.

If anyone /really/ wants to deal with this sort of thing within the current
structure, they could still be handled through #define's. However, this
would purely be a convention for the xml2 users, rather than xml2 itself.

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