[Geany-Devel] Spawn module API

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Tue Jun 23 22:23:53 UTC 2015

On 2015-06-23 01:40 PM, Lex Trotman wrote:
> On 24 June 2015 at 02:04, Dimitar Zhekov <dimitar.zhekov at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 23.6.2015 г. 02:25, Matthew Brush wrote:
>>> [...]
>> One thing I forgot: the plugin API currently exports utils_spawn_[a]sync,
>> and a few plugins use utils_spawn_sync. These functions were (partially
>> correct) wrappers around the old glib/win32 spawn, and are now wrappers
>> around spawn_[a]sync. Someday, in the distant future, they should be
>> obsoleted...
>>> I get what you're saying but I also
>>> feel uneasy about blanket exporting of APIs with no current users of it,
>>> so we don't know exactly what really needs to be exported.
> In a previous post Dimitar has listed the API he requests for his
> plugin, so that (at least) should be made available in 1.25.  It is
> spurious to make him and therefore any potential windows users wait
> for another release cycle.

He listed some of the API that is exposed. There's nothing spurious 
about being cautious about mass-exporting API that nobody even asks for, 

>> Well, with nothing from spawn exported, we can be pretty sure that all
>> plugins _will_ be using utils_spawn and g_spawn instead. :)
> Yes, the argument that nothing uses it is also spurious given the API
> only just came into existence.

Nobody made any argument that nobody uses, I just mentioned that nobody 
is using it YET (since they could've, as it's all exported for plugins 
ATM in Git master), so we could therefore unexpose it without causing 
anybody grief. There's nothing spurious going on here.

Matthew Brush

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