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Re: Perl swig bindings starting to smell

From: Nik Clayton <nik_at_ngo.org.uk>
Date: 2007-01-17 22:48:09 CET

Daniel Rall wrote:
>>> The major change that I've started is the one that introduces named
>>> parameters (and makes some of them optional if we can have sensible
>>> defaults for them).
>> And I'm perfect happy to review those changes, but don't expect much new
>> code from me (unless I get an itch I can't scratch while building the
>> tests). Initially, I'll focus on getting the two existing patches ready
>> to merge to trunk; I'll stay out of your way on the named parameters piece.
> ...
> How does the introduction of named parameters impact backwards
> compatibility? (I assume it doesn't have to.)

It doesn't. Both the current style and named params can co-exist.

> Sounds like a breakdown of who's doing what is forming:
> - John has committed some outstanding patches against the bindings,
> which will be cleaned up a touch more.
> - Nik is helping out with that cleanup, and will work on API named
> parameter support.
> - John will enhance the test suite.

I think we'll both be working on the test suite, as stuff comes up. And
in no way should that be interpreted as a "hands off" to anyone else
interested in working on the test suite :-)

Speaking of which, the docs talk about a 'greek' tree. I assume this is
stored in the repo somewhere as a dump file. For the life of me I can't
find it. Could someone point it to me? Ta.


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Received on Wed Jan 17 22:48:35 2007

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