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A

allow-none

NULL is OK, both for passing and for returning.

array

Parameter points to an array of items.

C

closure

This parameter is a 'user_data', for callbacks; many bindings can pass NULL here.

constructor

This symbol is a constructor, not a static method.

E

element-type

Generics and defining elements of containers and arrays.

I

inout

Parameter for input and for returning results. Default is transfer full.

N

nullable

NULL may be passed as the value in, out, in-out; or as a return value.

O

optional

NULL may be passed instead of a pointer to a location.

out

Parameter for returning results. Default is transfer full.

out caller-allocates

Out parameter, where caller must allocate storage.

P

Private

An interface that can be used within the GNOME stack itself, but that is not documented for end-users. Such functions should only be used in specified and documented ways.

R

rename-to

Rename the original symbol's name to SYMBOL.

S

scope call

The callback is valid only during the call to the method.

skip

Exposed in C code, not necessarily available in other languages.

T

transfer container

Free data container after the code is done.

transfer full

Free data after the code is done.

transfer none

Don't free data after the code is done.

type

Override the parsed C type with given type.

U

Unstable

Unstable interfaces are experimental or transitional. They are typically used to give outside developers early access to new or rapidly changing technology, or to provide an interim solution to a problem where a more general solution is anticipated. No claims are made about either source or binary compatibility from one minor release to the next. The Unstable interface level is a warning that these interfaces are subject to change without warning and should not be used in unbundled products. Given such caveats, customer impact need not be a factor when considering incompatible changes to an Unstable interface in a major or minor release. Nonetheless, when such changes are introduced, the changes should still be mentioned in the release notes for the affected release.

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