Last Comment Bug 7864 - xpidl authoring guide needs to be finished
: xpidl authoring guide needs to be finished
Product: Developer Documentation
Classification: Other
Component: Mozilla Platform (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
Depends on: 7863
Blocks: 399537
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Reported: 1999-06-09 15:24 PDT by Michael Ang
Modified: 2016-02-29 02:32 PST (History)
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Description User image Michael Ang 1999-06-09 15:25:59 PDT
Shaver, are you still working on this?
Comment 1 User image Michael Ang 1999-08-02 21:32:59 PDT
Guess not. It's all up to me.
Comment 2 User image Michael Ang 1999-08-27 18:57:59 PDT
Random stuff left to document
- use of NS_DECL_*
- out parameters through XPConnect

- "string passing" in best practices is really about implementation, not
Comment 3 User image Michael Ang 1999-08-27 19:19:59 PDT
Also, need more docs on these keywords
- shared
- notxpcom
Comment 4 User image Michael Ang 1999-08-30 12:26:59 PDT
Mass reassign to mccabe since I'm outta here.
Comment 5 User image Mike McCabe 1999-09-21 05:43:59 PDT
Mass accept as ASSIGNED of xpidl bugs
Comment 6 User image Mike McCabe 2000-08-08 14:01:10 PDT
[SPAM] Marking milestone 'future' as part of nsbeta3 triage.

(Actually, I think 'array' may be all we're missing.)
Comment 7 User image Michael Ang 2000-08-27 21:47:36 PDT
Could also discuss use of %{C++ escape to define ProgID and CID in .idl file. 
IMO, this is marginally acceptable (stylistically) since there is often only one
component that implements that interface.  Should warn other implementers from
using the same CID.

Will add this and 'array' Real Soon Now.
Comment 8 User image James Cox 2002-04-01 13:09:00 PST
accepting QA for mozilla developer docs.

some of these bugs have been around for a _long_ time. Reporters, would you
please review the bugs, see if the issues have been resolved, and close bugs

I will do a full review of all bugs not touched in one week (8th April). 


Comment 9 User image Daniel Wang 2002-12-15 23:00:20 PST
add url
taking over QA

reporter, is the guide finished?
Comment 10 User image g4t3z 2005-02-27 07:51:13 PST
Comment 11 User image Jothi 2005-11-18 20:42:39 PST
Comment 12 User image John Karahalis [:openjck] 2012-12-04 08:07:11 PST
Reopening for review by Sheppy.
Comment 13 User image Eric Shepherd [:sheppy] 2012-12-06 08:42:25 PST
This still needs to be done. Anyone spend a lot of time in IDL that would like to finish this up?
Comment 14 User image Florian Scholz [:fscholz] (MDN) 2014-04-14 02:42:34 PDT
Trying to make this bug more clear for anyone who wants to work on this (this bug belongs to one of the very few open bugs where the ID is less than 10000!!!)

Looking at the inventory, there are the following docs for XPIDL on MDN:

These docs could need a review and are probably in need of some updates to reflect current reality.
There is also the archived material at which was requested to be migrated to MDN in bug 399537.

Sheppy, are you working on this in the foreseeable future? If not, please unassign so that this is open to anyone.
Comment 15 User image Jean-Yves Perrier [:teoli] 2016-02-29 02:32:17 PST
If there is no objection, I plan to archive this area in a few days. It is no longer in the scope of MDN and is unmaintained for years.

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