[Geany-devel] sciwrappers.h not compilable ?

Thomas Martitz thomas.martitz at xxxxx
Sun Aug 16 21:45:35 UTC 2009

Enrico Tröger schrieb:
> On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 23:14:19 +0200, Colomban wrote:
>> I think I've been misunderstood quite a bit, sorry.
>> No, I'm not against single-header policy, even if I think is cleaner
>> to include only what I need when possible, but for a library (like
>> GTK+), for sure I see the point of one single global header including
>> all others.
>> What I'm against, and what I don't understand, is "missing" includes
>> in headers. I think it is a bit cleaner, easier and less error prone
>> to have each header to be self-sufficient in regard of the including
>> code, i.e. if sciwrappers.h needs geany.h, I think sciwrappers.h
>> should include geany.h itself rather than needing to be included
>> before by the including code.
>> In other words, when I include a header, I care about functionalities
>> it provides (declares), and I won't care about how it is implemented
>> (then what it needs). For example, if I would use foo, I include
>> foo.h, and I wouldn't have to care that the the public Foo structure
>> have a member of the Bar type (defined in bar.h) that I don't use.
>> Hum, I think I should have said "include all you need" without the
>> "but no more" that was only here to say that I wouldn't include
>> *directly* (no care about it is included by what I include) headers I
>> don't need.

I'm totally with you here, wholeheartedly.
> Ok, I got it now. Sorry.
> Still in Geany itself, first include geany.h, for any plugins just
> include geanyplugin.h and you are done.
> Yes, we could change the code so that headers are safer to be
> included more randomly but who does it?

I do. Because I don't care about the squence. I include the header as I 
need them, not as the header require it.
> Regarding Geany's core code, basically, it is just geany.h which you
> should include at first. Other headers' order doesn't matter much.
> In my first post in this thread I said the order of the includes is
> important, that is only partly true and with the new geanyplugin.h it
> isn't true anymore at all because you have only one include and so the
> order is not important, haha.
> But assuming one doesn't use geanyplugin.h and instead includes various
> headers, the order is important in that way that you:
> - first include geany.h
> - then include other core Geany header as well as Scintilla and
> tagmanager headers if necessary
> - finally include pluginmacros.h and geanyfunctions.h
> Again, now, just include geanyfunction.h and we don't need to discuss
> this further.
> Btw, say big thanks to Nick who brought us this great header.
> Regards,
> Enrico

I just don't sure what the reason against fine headers which are 
complete themselves is. IMO, that's good practice.

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