>>> Markus Armbruster <arm...@redhat.com> 2016/9/20 星期二 上午 1:13 >>>
>Andreas Färber <afaer...@suse.de> writes:
>> Hi Lin and Markus,
>> Am 19.09.2016 um 13:58 schrieb Markus Armbruster:
>>> You're messing with struct EnumProperty because you want more help than
>>> what ObjectPropertyInfo can provice.
>>> Digression on the meaning of ObjectPropertyInfo.  This is its
>>> definition:
>>> ##
>>> # @ObjectPropertyInfo:
>>> #
>>> # @name: the name of the property
>>> #
>>> # @type: the type of the property.  This will typically come in one of four
>>> #       forms:
>>> #
>>> #       1) A primitive type such as 'u8', 'u16', 'bool', 'str', or 'double'.
>>> #              These types are mapped to the appropriate JSON type.
>>> #
>>> #       2) A child type in the form 'child<subtype>' where subtype is a qdev
>>> #              device type name.  Child properties create the composition 
>>> tree.
>>> #
>>> #       3) A link type in the form 'link<subtype>' where subtype is a qdev
>>> #              device type name.  Link properties form the device model 
>>> graph.
>>> #
>>> # Since: 1.2
>>> ##
>>> { 'struct': 'ObjectPropertyInfo',
>>>   'data': { 'name': 'str', 'type': 'str' } }
>>> @type is documented to be either a primitive type, a child type or a
>>> link.  "Primitive type" isn't defined.  The examples given suggest it's
>>> a QAPI built-in type.  If that's correct, clause 1) does not cover
>>> enumeration types.  However, it doesn't seem to be correct: I observ
>>> 'string', not 'str'.  Paolo, Andreas, any idea what @type is supposed to
>>> mean?
>>> End of digression.
>>> All ObjectPropertyInfo gives you is two strings: a name and a type.  If
>>> you need more information than that, you have to add a proper interface
>>> to get it!  Say a function that takes an object and a property name, and
>>> returns information about the property's type.  Probably should be two
>>> functions, one that maps QOM object and property name to the property's
>>> QOM type, one that maps a QOM type to QOM type information.
>>> In other words, you need QOM object and type introspection.  Paolo,
>>> Andreas, if that already exists in some form, please point us to it.
>> Could you say what exactly you want to introspect here?
>Context: Lin wants to implement "-object TYPE-NAME,help", similar to
>"-device DRIVER-NAME,help", i.e. list the available properties of
>His proposed patch tries to give better help for enumeration types by
>listing the acceptable values.  The code that does it is an unacceptable
>hack, though.  We're trying to figure out a way to provide such help
>One way to do it would be introspecting QOM *types*.  Find the
>property's type, figure out what kind of type it is, if it's an
>enumeration type, find its members, ...
>> Both ObjectClass and Object have a list of properties that together form
>> the list of properties that can be set on an instance. So you'll need to
>> instantiate the object like I think we do for devices. Then you can
>> recursively enumerate the properties to get their names and types (and
>> possibly put them into a new list for alphabetical sorting if desired).
>Lin's code uses object_new() to instantiate a dummy object,
>object_property_iter_init() and object_property_iter_next() to find the
>properties.  Sounds okay so far, doesn't it?
>Hmm, ObjectProperty has members name, type, description.  Could
>description be useful?  I guess it's set with
>object_property_set_description().  I can see only a few dozen calls,
>which makes me suspect it's null more often than not.

Saving acceptable values of enumeration types into member description
of ObjectProperty is a good idea.
The member description of ObjectProperty instance of any user-creatable
object is NULL so far, If I use object_property_set_description() to fill the
acceptable values of enumeration type into the description in function
object_property_add_enum and object_cl
ass_property_add_enum, Then I
can use this description to judge whether a ObjectProperty instance' type
is enumeration or not in function user_creatable_help_func. In this case, If
member description is not NULL, it means this ObjectProperty instance is
an enumeration.
Any suggestions?
If this way makes sense, Then Should I add a member description for
ObjectPropertyInfo as well?
>When it's null we could still fall back to a description of the type.
>Does such a thing exist?  Enumeration types could provide one listing
>their values.
>Other ideas?

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