Re: Introspection API

On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 16:26 -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 15:38 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> >Trying to attack the introspection problem from the api side.
> >Here is an initial api proposal for an interface repository. 
> >I imagine this would be implemented on top of metadata blobs
> >which are mmapped readonly, thus the various *Def objects can
> >be very lightweight, essentially just a pointer to the metadata
> >plus an offset.
> >
> >Does this look reasonable ? (except for the names, which are 
> >			     completely ad hoc)
> It looks pretty reasonable to me.  I'm wondering a bit about the details
> of this from the perspective of a GObject writer.  How do you see the
> metadata blobs being generated?

Header parsing -> xml -> metadata compiler -> binary metadata

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