Re: "public" widget fields writes:

> To whomever knows:
> I've noticed that Gtk exposes a lot of widget state simply by leaving
> it available in each widget's structure.  For example, GtkEntry has
> fields such as scroll_offset, timer, button, etc...  Are these fields
> to be considered publicly accessible from outside of Gtk?  (e.g if I'm
> writing interpreter bindings should I make it possible to access these
> fields?)  If so, which are read only and which are read-write?

No fields are read-write. As for the ones that are read-only, it is
basically a matter of tradition and necessity. Browsing through
gtkperl might prove useful, since I believe they have been added there
in a as-needed basis, which (except for documentation) is probably the
best way to do it. Just adding them randomly is not a good idea,
since, for instance, none of the fields you mention above is really

(The two "public" ones that come up most often are toggle_button->active 
 and clist->selection)


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