gpgme: check_version() MUST be called, but examples miss it

Marcus Brinkmann marcus.brinkmann at
Wed Mar 5 12:43:18 CET 2008

At Tue, 4 Mar 2008 22:54:00 +0100,
Bernhard Reiter wrote:
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> explains for check_version()_:
>           In either case, the function initializes some
>           sub-systems, and for this reason alone it must be invoked early in
>           your program, before you make use of the other functions in
>           @acronym{GPGME}.
> But the remaining examples codes in the documentation do not contain a hint
> towards it. It is a must to add it in the @node I/O Callback Example .

I added a call to init_gpgme (an earlier example, used to be
init_program) to the main program.
> I strongly recommend to add it to shorter examples as well as some 
> (experienced) programmers will look at the examples first and might miss
> the requirement to use check_version().

It would be more useful to have a documented, complete example with a
step-by-step explanation and a Makefile.  This could even be an
introductory chapter.


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