[Geany-Devel] On document pointer recycling

Thomas Martitz thomas.martitz at xxxxx
Thu Oct 24 09:48:23 UTC 2013

Am 24.10.2013 11:24, schrieb Lex Trotman:
> I currently do not have access to a dev environment where I can grab 
> the plugins and search for places the index is used.  But if its not 
> used anywhere (or even if its not used much) then it should be 
> deprecated immediately so nobody uses it in new code. Use G_DEPRECATED 
> I guess, plus \deprecated in the doxygen comments, I don't know if 
> we've deprecated anything before have we?
> @Colomban, do we have a process for plugin API deprecation and removal?

Deprecation is difficult with our plugin mechanism, because all API 
function calls are macros that, after expansion, call via pointer. I 
don't think G_DEPRECATED (gcc's __attribute__((deprecated))) works via 
such indirect calls.

Best regards.

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