Main BList vs Accessors

Mark Doliner mark at
Wed Mar 18 02:21:45 EDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 7:01 PM,  <aluink at> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 18:06, Mark Doliner <mark at> wrote:
>> 2009/3/15  <aluink at>:
>>> Moreover, if we only expect clients to work with a single
>>> PurpleBuddyList,
>>> why do PurpleBlistUiOps pass a list pointer if it's always the same list?
>> I think the buddy list code was some of the first code that was
>> rewritten to be core/UI split, and the buddy list code is pretty
>> complicated in general.  I think at some point is was thought that
>> maybe some clients would want to have two or more buddy lists.  But I
>> think we've realized that there's really no reason for that and it
>> makes the code more complicated, so we should probably simplify the
>> API for 3.0.0 and consistently allow for only one buddy list.
> So for now, since these changes are going to go in before 3.0.0, can I just
> assume that all PurpleBuddyList* point to the main one?

I think that's probably the best way to handle it, yes.


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