Yahoo! Protocol and signals

Etan Reisner pidgin at
Fri May 8 12:11:46 EDT 2009

On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 08:05:52PM +0400, GS wrote:
> > The Yahoo prpl doesn't expose a send_raw function. Presumably because
> > there isnt a simple raw format that can be used (though possibly just
> > because no one saw a need to expose one).
> >
> > Similarly, if there is no exposed way to send raw data then there is
> > little-to-no reason to expose raw received data by things like a
> > yahoo-receiving signal.
> >
> > I don't know enough about Yahoo to say whether we should have either of
> > those, but at the moment we don't.
> >
> >    -Etan
> >
> Yes but could I submit a patch for all this later on ? This wouldn't hurt
> you guys. It'll just do a lot of benefit to me.

Like I said I don't know enough about Yahoo to know whether there is some
meaningful format that can be passed around the way XMPP can pass around
XML stanzas, and IRC can pass around lines of plain text. If there is, and
it can be reaosonably handled by the prpl then I see no reason not to add
support for it. But if the support is going to be "raw bytes" then that's
not acceptable.


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