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Re: Python bindings build seems broken

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2008 09:00:15 +0200 (Jerusalem Standard Time)

What functions are considered here? The gnome/kde/kwallet functions are
new in 1.6 so we can still tweak them without revving them.

Daniel

Jeremy Whitlock wrote on Wed, 8 Oct 2008 at 22:41 -0600:
> > I've not thought fully through this, but if the function now returns an
> > svn_error_t *, and that error goes unhandled (because callers weren't
> > expecting one), that's a memory leak and, in certain debug modes, an abort()
> > as a result of such, right?
>
> That's what I'd think. Basically, revving will be more work because
> the consuming functions will need to also be updated to do error
> handling without any real benefit, unless is protocol/convention.
> Instead, I think the easiest way would be to move the #ifdefs into the
> functions instead of around the function declarations/definitions and
> then abort when being used on the wrong operating system. Is this
> alright or do we need to rev, which will also mean we need to update
> the consuming functions? Since the functions aren't changing their
> signature or in some way working differently, revving might not be
> necessary. How would you'd gracefully recover from using a function
> not designed for your OS anyways?
>

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