Commit 4db2806c authored by Michael Albinus's avatar Michael Albinus
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* dbus.texi (Type Conversion): Explain the type specification for empty

arrays.  Use another example.
parent 5125905e
2008-01-03 Michael Albinus <michael.albinus@gmx.de>
* dbus.texi (Type Conversion): Explain the type specification for empty
arrays. Use another example.
2007-12-30 Michael Albinus <michael.albinus@gmx.de>
* dbus.texi (all): Replace "..." by @dots{}.
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@c %**end of header
@copying
Copyright @copyright{} 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Copyright @copyright{} 2007, 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@quotation
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
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(dbus-call-method @dots{} :int32 @var{NUMBER} :signature @var{STRING})
@end lisp
The value for a byte type can be any integer in the range 0 through
255. If a character is used as argument, modifiers represented
outside this range are stripped of. For example, @code{:byte ?x} is
equal to @code{:byte ?\M-x}, but it is not equal to @code{:byte
?\C-x} or @code{:byte ?\M-\C-x}.
The value for a byte D-Bus type can be any integer in the range 0
through 255. If a character is used as argument, modifiers
represented outside this range are stripped of. For example,
@code{:byte ?x} is equal to @code{:byte ?\M-x}, but it is not equal to
@code{:byte ?\C-x} or @code{:byte ?\M-\C-x}.
A D-Bus compound type is always represented as list. The car of this
list can be the type symbol @code{:array}, @code{:variant},
A D-Bus compound type is always represented as a list. The @sc{car}
of this list can be the type symbol @code{:array}, @code{:variant},
@code{:struct} or @code{:dict-entry}, which would result in a
corresponding D-Bus container. @code{:array} is optional, because
this is the default compoud type for a list.
this is the default compound D-Bus type for a list.
The objects being elements of the list are checked according to the
D-Bus compound type rules.
@itemize
@item An array must contain only elements of the same D-Bus type.
@item An array must contain only elements of the same D-Bus type. It
can be empty.
@item A variant must contain only one single element.
@item A dictionary entry must be element of an array, and it must
contain only a key-value pair of two element, with a basic type key.
contain only a key-value pair of two elements, with a basic D-Bus type
key.
@item There is no restriction for structs.
@end itemize
@noindent
Example:
If an empty array needs an element D-Bus type other than string, it
can contain exactly one element of D-Bus type @code{:signature}. The
value of this element (a string) is used as the signature of the
elements of this array. Example:
@lisp
(dbus-send-signal @dots{}
:object-path STRING '(:variant :boolean BOOL)
'(:array NUMBER NUMBER) '(:array BOOL :boolean BOOL)
'(:struct BOOL :boolean BOOL BOOL
(:array NUMBER NUMBER) (:array BOOL BOOL))
'(:struct NUMBER NUMBER) '((:dict-entry NUMBER (NUMBER)))
'(:array (:dict-entry NUMBER :int32 NUMBER)))
(dbus-call-method
:session "org.freedesktop.Notifications"
"/org/freedesktop/Notifications"
"org.freedesktop.Notifications" "Notify"
"GNU Emacs" ;; Application name.
0 ;; No replacement of other notifications.
"" ;; No icon.
"Notification summary" ;; Summary.
(format ;; Body.
"This is a test notification, raised from %s" (emacs-version))
'(:array) ;; No actions (empty array of strings).
'(:array :signature "@{sv@}") ;; No hints
;; (empty array of dictionary entries).
':int32 -1) ;; Default timeout.
@result{} 3
@end lisp
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