Re: [gtk-list] Re: GC and GTK+
- From: Vollmer Marius <mvo zagadka ping de>
- To: gtk-list redhat com
- Subject: Re: [gtk-list] Re: GC and GTK+
- Date: 23 Apr 1998 16:28:24 +0200
Kenneth Albanowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> "Foreign" types would be handled simply by creating a new descendant of
> GTK_TYPE_POINTER, using the existing mechanisms.
I think we completely agree, modulo s/GTK_TYPE_POINTER/GTK_TYPE_FOREIGN/
I see GTK_TYPE_POINTER as a kludge that has to be removed someday.
Each and every use of GTK_TYPE_POINTER should be replaced with a more
For example, gtkwidget.c uses GTK_TYPE_POINTER for GdkRectangle*.
Ideally, we should make a new builtin type GTK_TYPE_GDK_RECTANGLE
(derived from GTK_TYPE_BOXED) and use that instead of
GtkNotebook uses GTK_TYPE_POINTER for GtkNotebookPage, which is just a
struct. Maybe the notebook should identify pages with small integers
for the switch_page signal.
And so on. I think only GtkCList makes additional use of
GTK_TYPE_POINTER in Gtk+-1.0 so we are pretty much there.
GTK_TYPE_FOREIGN would be for types from other dynamically typed
run-time systems, like Perl or Guile. Note that GTK_TYPE_FOREIGN is
already there, but is not used by anyone, I think.
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