Fwd: Re: Why GtkTextIter doesn't provide a function to return its byte index? How to retrieve it?

On 11 August 2011 12:30, Gang Chen <gang chen cn gmail com> wrote:
> g_utf8_offset_to_pointer scans the buffer. Too expensive. This is why
> I ask why the text iterator doesn't cache the byte index.

I guess since a gtk_text_buffer is a b-tree of lines the byte offset
from the beginning is not very useful.  The iterator never needs the
byte offset, so it never has it to cache.


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