On 03.04.2009 17:44, Davi Arnaut wrote:
> There needs to be a separation between private (to the server) and
> public (exposed to the plugins) structures, we can't just expose all of
> then without creating a mess as it might later hinder our ability to
> modify or fix internal structures without causing havoc for the plugins.
I understand you concerns.
If you are fully confident that some header file must not and can not be used by
any plugins - fine, don't install it. Can you define such files?
As far as I understand (correct me if I'm wrong) both private and public structs
are defined in the same headers, so separating them would require much bigger
patch than the proposed one.
> We should be looking at this on a case-by-case basis. Or we decide to
> not guarantee stability on the exposed structures. What do you prefer?
I truly believe that any plugins doing weird things with structures they shouldn't
be using at all do deserve to be broken.
What did you mean by case-by-case basis?
I can try to figure out which headers are required to build my plugin, but others may
need something I don't use, which means the problem would be still there, just hidden for