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Bug 647357 - consider making atkrelationtype a simple C enum
consider making atkrelationtype a simple C enum
Product: atk
Classification: Platform
Component: atk
git master
Other All
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: ATK maintainer(s)
ATK maintainer(s)
Depends on:
Blocks: 638537
Reported: 2011-04-10 13:21 UTC by Trevor Saunders (IRC: tbsaunde)
Modified: 2021-06-10 11:27 UTC
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Description Trevor Saunders (IRC: tbsaunde) 2011-04-10 13:21:48 UTC
it doesn't seem to be clear that there is a use case for adding new  atkrelationtypes at run time.  Without a use case it would be simpler and less code to just have a C enum and array of strings for when we need a string name not an integer.
Comment 1 Joanmarie Diggs (IRC: joanie) 2011-05-12 16:44:11 UTC
ATK Hackfest conclusions:

* The current code does not cause any problems.
* We do not see any compelling reason to change this.
* However, we'll keep this bug open for now for later consideration.
Comment 2 André Klapper 2011-06-23 22:05:58 UTC
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Comment 3 André Klapper 2021-06-10 11:27:07 UTC
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