Re: Why keysym constants in gdk/gdkkeysyms.h are defined as macros, not as an enum?

On 06/27/2012 11:56 AM, Torsten Schoenfeld wrote:
On 27.06.2012 08:09, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
Well, using enums would make wrapping keysyms much easier on the
gtkmm side.

It will also help other bindings to stop doing things such as this:

Why is this needed?  The GDK_KEY_x constants are introspected properly
and are available as Gdk.KEY_x.

Changing the defines to enums would change the representation that
gobject-introspection produces and would thus constitute a break of the
IABI, as Colin called it -- the introspection ABI.  The positive effects
of such a change should therefore be significant enough to outweigh this

Fair enough. This certainly postpones the change until the next break of the IABI and thus probably the ABI and/or API also. I've opened a bug [1] so that this doesn't get lost in the mailing list.


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