[Geany-Devel] Adding a plugin
rbooth at xxxxx
Sun Jun 9 12:00:12 UTC 2013
On 06/09/2013 03:47 AM, Lex Trotman wrote:
> Sorry, but I didn't understand exactly what you were attempting to
> demonstrate in your example.
> Please take pity on an admitted moron here and expand a bit on
> what is going on in the example.
> Main questions:
> where does the magic number 211 come from?
> Lex says we're supposed to use API numbers, like 0.19.
> Please, as a demo, convert that to an int.
> When I try, I get zero. But, like I said, I'm a moron.
> Ahhh, theres the confusion, API numbers are not version numbers,
> version numbers can be all over the place, 1.23, 1.23.1 etc. API
> numbers are nice numbers that simply increase whenever something is
> chnaged in the API, currently the numbers are in the 2xx region, or
> for the experimental GTK3 version of Geany 3xx.
> The current git geany has an API of 216, the API versions for releases
> are given in the table inthe wiki.
> Devel mailing list
> Devel at lists.geany.org
Look, bottom line
Like I said, I'm a moron, but ...
I wanted to write plugins in C++.
I know C++.
I've written and tested (successfully) "Hello World" as a Geany plugin
When I looked at the documentation on your web site, I had two
Why does plugin_init accept a pointer to GeanyData when the
example shows that a pointer to GeanyData is available as global data?
When I use a random Geany function which is made available for
the use of a plugin, under what version restriction does that place my
As a casual user of the plugin API, I don't want to ask for special
treatment. Problem is, the documentation for the API is, in some places,
crap. Specifically, documenting the macro GEANY_VERSION_CHECK(). Now Lex
has already given excuses. "Gee, its an implementation detail" or some
such. Look it up in this thread if you are interested. But I don't give
a shit. Me, I want to know when I look at the docs what the damn thing
will do. Not whether it calls three levels of subroutines, one on
fortran, another in asm. I want to know *what goes in* gives *what comes
out*. I'll let Lex sweat the internals.
For me, the docs for GEANY_VERSION_CHECK() flunk that test.
This whole thread has been about how the poor moron (me) developer can
know how to plug a number into the GEANY_VERSION_CHECK() macro. So show
where in the plugin docs where that is described.
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