Re: [cairo] Re: Notes on cairo/win32

On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 14:35 -0500, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> Hey,
> > > From rom what I've figured out so far, the main two things that GDI+
> > > gives over GDI which are useful to us are anti-aliased paths and
> > > alpha-composited primitives.
> > 
> > A major downside to GDI+ from my point of view is that it appears that  
> > even the "Flat" API is actually in C++ (eg., GdipCreatePath takes a  
> > GpPath **, where GpPath is a class). It's also not supported in mingw32  
> > yet. There is a patch out there:
> It is the other way around.  
> The GDI+ C++ interface is implemented on top of the C-based GDI+ flat
> API .

I think that the claim is that the flat API is C++ based too...

GpPath *is* defined as a class, but only in the most trivial way. 
As far as I can see, it's really just an opaque pointer and you could
use a C definition like:

 typedef struct GpPath_ GpPath;

and it should work fine.


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