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Re: Publicly visible variable _global_svn_swig_py_is_local_pool needs to be properly namespaced.

From: David James <james82_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-03 07:28:47 CEST

On 9/30/05, Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net> wrote:
> The variable _global_svn_swig_py_is_local_pool is publicly visible.
> Any public symbol ought to be properly namespaced, so it needs to be
> renamed, possibly to svn_swig_py__global_is_local_pool. What exactly does
> this variable record? Is there possibly a better name for it?
Good catch, Max! The _global_svn_swig_py_is_local_pool should not be
publicly visible. I've attached a patch to make this variable a local
variable instead of a global one, and also use more comprehensible

The new names are easier to explain:
* _global_pool_is_application_pool is true if the current pool was
initialized to the application pool; it's false otherwise.
* _global_pool_is_default_pool is true if the current pool was
initialized to a default subpool; it's false otherwise.

(These variables need to start with the prefix "_global", in order for
SWIG to process them correctly. SWIG doesn't support any other way of
indicating that a specific variable can be used across different

Here's how we use above variables:
* In the handler for SWIGTYPE, we overwrite the current python pool
with a pool grabbed from parameters, if the current pool was
initialized to the application pool. This allows us to, for example,
grab the pool parameter from the "repos" object in "svn_repos_fs"
* In the input handler for apr_pool_t, we overwrite the current python
pool with the input pool, if the input pool is not none, and the
current pool is a default pool. This if statement only occurs when we
have non-standard pool parameters and the "default" initialization
function was unable to find the pool parameter. (This trick allows us
to handle functions with non-standard pool parameters semi-correctly.
We currently don't have any such functions, because we disallow
non-standard pool placement in the SWIG Python bindings.)


Make _global_svn_swig_py_is_local_pool a local variable instead of a global
variable. Use _global_pool_is_application_pool instead of
_global_svn_swig_py_is_local_pool. Rename _global_is_default_pool to

* swig/python/libsvn_swig_py/swigutil_py.c
  (_global_svn_swig_py_is_local_pool): Remove.
* swig/python/libsvn_swig_py/swigutil_py.h
  (_global_svn_swig_py_is_local_pool): Remove.
* swig/include/svn_global.swg
  (POOLINIT): Declare _global_pool_is_application_pool = 1.
  (void *, SWIGTYPE *, SWIGTYPE []): Use _global_pool_is_application_pool
  instead of _global_svn_swig_py_is_local_pool.
* swig/include/svn_types.swg
  (apr_pool_t): Use _global_pool_is_application_pool instead of
  _global_svn_swig_py_is_local_pool. Rename _global_is_default_pool to


David James -- http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~james

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