Re: Plans for 2.8 - GNOME Managed Language Services?

On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 07:00:21PM +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-03-26 at 18:44, Murray Cumming wrote:
> > Yes, the .defs file
> > format is quite well established, and mostly standardized in a spec.
> > Several (pygtk and gtkmm and others I think) use the same
> > header-file-scanner ( We do have different utilities to get
> > extra bits such as enum, properties, signals and vfuncs.
> > 
> > Having standard .defs files in the GTK+ tarballs would be helpful, but I
> > don't actually think it would make much practical difference to anyone.
> By the way, Gtk# uses a different .defs file format and scanner, because
> they really really wanted it to be in XML format. I don't think anybody
> minds using XML format as the official spec, but the other bindings were
> too far along with the existing .defs format by the time Gtk# suggest it
> and showed that the had a working XML-format scanner. We were lazy, but
> we are likely to continue to be lazy.

  I'm having my own def XML format for libxml2/libxslt too which I use
to generate bindings, documentation and feed search engine.


Daniel Veillard      | Red Hat Network
veillard redhat com  | libxml GNOME XML XSLT toolkit | Rpmfind RPM search engine

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