xfconf data type quesions

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Fri Oct 12 01:03:10 CEST 2007

On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 02:19:35PM +0200, Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> Am Sun, 7 Oct 2007 11:16:44 +0200
> schrieb "Nick Schermer" <nickschermer at gmail.com>:
> > First of all, I don't see why alpha is part of a color. But apart from
> > that, why not convert the color into a hex decimal string (like
> > gdk_color_to_string does). The # shows we're talking about a color
> > (well most people will recognize it that way) and strings like
> > #33335555ffff are easy to customize.
> > 
> > We could even add a convenient function in the library to save a
> > gdkcolor, since what we mostly use in Xfce/Gtk (gdkcolor -> convert ->
> > xfconf_channel_set_string and the other way around for parsing the
> > string to a gdkcolor with gdk_color_parse).
> I haven't read all of Brian's explanations, but his #6 (if properly
> implemented) would be very flexible for any kinds of lists. But for
> colours I prefer your idea of using a HTML-/CSS-like colour string.

AFAICU #6 offers extensibility in data storage, and the Color type would
only be there for backward compatibility.  Now about an HTML color
representation, it fits perfectly in a string, so maybe a Color type is
useless in a general case.

>   - Jannis

My twos!

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