Commit 6d0bebb7 authored by Alexander Larsson's avatar Alexander Larsson

Add comment about lifecycle issues for GIOStreams

parent 05f544c5
......@@ -47,6 +47,12 @@ G_DEFINE_TYPE (GIOStream, g_io_stream, G_TYPE_OBJECT);
* To do the actual reading and writing you need to get the substreams
* with g_io_stream_get_input_stream() and g_io_stream_get_output_stream().
*
* The #GIOStream object owns the input and the output streams, not the other
* way around, so keeping the substreams alive will not keep the #GIOStream
* object alive. If the #GIOStream object is freed it will be closed, thus
* closing the substream, so even if the substreams stay alive they will
* always just return a %G_IO_ERROR_CLOSED for all operations.
*
* To close a stream use g_io_stream_close() which will close the common
* stream object and also the individual substreams. You can also close
* the substreams themselves. In most cases this only marks the
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