[Geany-devel] About disabling GTK+/GLib deprecated symbols

Colomban Wendling ban-ubuntu at xxxxx
Wed Oct 15 17:15:28 UTC 2008

Enrico Tröger a écrit :
> Yeah, Colomban thanks for your efforts!
It's nothing, I thank you of always improving this wonderful tool that
Geany is! ;)
> I really don't like using anything other than C to write C (except for
> Glade :D).
> Seriously, before I state that I don't like Vala, Nick, could you give
> some details about it?
> Just an obvious disadvantage: vala would cause another build dependency
> (for developers, in any case for me :D). But we all
> have 'glib-genmarshal' already installed.
> But I doubt glib-genmarshal isn't a 'recent tool'. What is this
> statement based on?At least it's the common way to generate marshallers
> files in a couple of projects I've seen.
> I guess at some point we need to write or generate marshallers as GTK
> only provides a few signatures and when we add more signals to
> GeanyObject we might need own ones.
> Generating them sould be done with glib-genmarshal IMO but we also
> could them by hand as they don't need to be updated once they are
> written.
glib-genmarshal exists at least since 2.6, I dunno for older versions.
I think I don't really understand what you would mean: I understand you
think using specific marshallers for Genay is a good idea (and will
probably be needed a day or another), but that you don't want use it
before you need one not provided by GTK?
Anyway, I think it is better to always generate it at compile time, then
if generated files changes through different versions of the GLib, it
will be done transparently.

> I don't think so, at least I don't see a need for this except for the
> tagmanager patch.
For the marshallers, IMHO it is not a need, but a clean way to make the
code highly portable through GTK versions.


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