Bug 59757

Summary: const gchar ** arguments are inferred to be utf8, not array-of-utf8
Product: Telepathy Reporter: Will Thompson <will>
Component: tp-glibAssignee: Telepathy bugs list <telepathy-bugs>
Status: RESOLVED MOVED QA Contact: Telepathy bugs list <telepathy-bugs>
Severity: normal    
Priority: medium CC: kai.huuhko
Version: git masterKeywords: love
Hardware: Other   
OS: All   
URL: http://cgit.collabora.com/git/user/wjt/telepathy-glib/commit/?id=5ca4b844209dd4649bc93c485660f569e9ba87f4
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description Will Thompson 2013-01-23 11:40:54 UTC
kuuko on #telepathy discovered that tp_account_update_parameters_vardict_async, when called from python, expects a string (not an array of strings) as its const gchar **unset_parameters argument. Unsurprisingly it then crashes.

11:38         xclaesse | telepathy-glib$ grep "name=\"utf8\" c:type=\"const gchar\*\*\"" TelepathyGLib-0.12.gir  | wc -l
11:38         xclaesse | 14

we should fix 'em all. this untested patch fixes one.
Comment 1 Simon McVittie 2013-01-23 12:15:06 UTC
Patch looks good, grep for further examples also welcome. Also fine for the stable branch(es) since it fixes something that could never have worked before.

Has anyone reported a gobject-introspection bug about this? In principle, I don't think we should have to do this (although it certainly doesn't hurt to do so).

tp_account_update_parameters_vardict_async is probably a relatively easy one to smoke-test with a quick Python script to check that this change is actually necessary and sufficient. README explains how you can use the GIR from an uninstalled telepathy-glib (GI_TYPELIB_PATH=`pwd`/telepathy-glib and export it).
Comment 2 GitLab Migration User 2019-12-03 20:41:13 UTC
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