QOF iteration and callbacks
linas at linas.org
Sun Jun 20 12:59:21 EDT 2004
On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 12:45:37PM -0400, Derek Atkins was heard to remark:
> linas at linas.org (Linas Vepstas) writes:
> > On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 12:16:20PM -0400, Derek Atkins was heard to remark:
> >> > void qof_class_foreach (QofClassForeachCB, gpointer user_data);
> >> We already had qof_object_foreach_type(); why do we need a
> >> qof_class_foreach()?
> > I am thinking about merging object and class into one thing.
> > Maybe. Any remarks pro or con appreciated.
> What's the difference now?
Well, you're the guy who made this distinction when you wrote
the code way back when ... :)
-- object defines the relationship to the 'backend'.
-- class defines parameters.
historically, parameters could only be queried, and 'class' was used
only by the query subsystem. The objects were used only for the
> So what's your conceptual distinction between a QofObject and a
I dunno. Something that only knows about parameters vs. something that
knows about lots of other things as well. Maybe 'class' should be
a base-class for 'object'. Better names for these things might help
pub 1024D/01045933 2001-02-01 Linas Vepstas (Labas!) <linas at linas.org>
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