Crossing namespaces

Daniel van Vugt daniel.van.vugt at canonical.com
Wed Jul 3 10:16:29 UTC 2013


Umm, no. I don't recommend making the namespaces any deeper than they 
already are :)


On 03/07/13 18:11, Thomas Voß wrote:
> Fair point. I'm +1 on mir::server::${SUBNAMESPACE} as a first go to
> reflect the directory structure.
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 12:09 PM, Daniel van Vugt
> <daniel.van.vugt at canonical.com> wrote:
>> I should also mention the below namespaces/directories are already
>> underneath src/server/. So if they're used outside of the server then we
>> should fix that too.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 03/07/13 18:08, Thomas Voß wrote:
>>>
>>> Hey Daniel,
>>>
>>> I think pulling everything under mir::server is difficult as some of
>>> the functionality is shared with the client and potentially testing
>>> infrastructure, too. My proposal would be that we refactor into more
>>> appropriate namespaces if required/when severe issues are encountered.
>>> Doing a full sweep right now seems to be overkill to me.
>>>
>>> What do you think?
>>>
>>> Thomas
>>>
>>> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM, Daniel van Vugt
>>> <daniel.van.vugt at canonical.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Looking through our class hierarchies, particularly in the server, it
>>>> occurs
>>>> to me that we cross namespaces a few times. This is particularly apparent
>>>> trying to trace server logic through multiple subdirectories, which it
>>>> crosses a lot. I'm referring mainly to:
>>>> mir::graphics::
>>>> mir::compositor::
>>>> mir::surfaces::
>>>> mir::frontend::
>>>>
>>>> These namespaces are often so related and interdependent that I can't see
>>>> the justification in them being separate. It just makes things more
>>>> complicated. And if they should be separate then they're not quite
>>>> separated
>>>> in an optimal way yet.
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone have a good reason why server classes shouldn't live under
>>>> mir::server:: ? I don't imagine many of the sub-namespaces are really
>>>> required or even logical any deeper than that.
>>>>
>>>>
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