[Freeswitch-docs] Current Progress on Variables

Brian West brian at freeswitch.com
Fri Feb 16 22:22:41 UTC 2018

don't forget switch_channel_var_true


On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 3:45 PM, Ryan Harris <ryharris at airmail.cc> wrote:

> On 02/16/2018 02:14 PM, Bote Man wrote:
> This is one of the things that caused me to pause. The core developers
> have enough to keep them busy without me bugging them to update Doxygen or
> git pull notes specifying things like this. But, I don’t have enough
> experience with C to decode what’s going on in the code a lot of times so I
> hit a wall. I’m pretty sure a script would just dump every variable
> declaration without context to inform of its use.
> I don’t know how to solve this problem. :-(
> Bote
> The script right now is spitting out links to the source code lines in
> question, so /some/ discovery is possible. Once this part is finished to
> completion, we'll get a better idea of what we know and what we don't.
> I have learned a little by reading the code, but I think the next step
> should be to try to figure out how to use the switch_log_printf and the log
> macros. Running through the code with log output might give us clues.
> Another way to inspect would be to subscribe and watch things change with
> one of the event_handlers.
> We might try exploring GDB to walk through each step. I'm not sure if it
> would tell us what we need to know, but it's worth trying.
> I have to say that going through the documentation has made me really
> appreciate all the work that people have done over the years. Imagine if
> FreeSWITCH weren't documented at all -- I know that I wouldn't even know
> what FreeSWITCH was!
> For anything we really can't figure out, it's best to set them aside.
> Maybe someone will come along who can explain.
> Or we will have to ask the core developers, with appropriate compensation,
> to document them. I'm not sure what compensation model, but I think the
> best way to have a complete documentation is a combination of our
> collaboration and appropriate compensation to the core developers.
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