[Cairo] Re: [Xr] Cairo

Torgeir Veimo torgeir at pobox.com
Tue Jul 15 16:31:38 PDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-07-16 at 00:19, Keith Packard wrote:
> Around 0 o'clock on Jul 16, Torgeir Veimo wrote:
> > Ohh, this will feel a bit strange to code with. Can't it be cr_move_to
> > etc instead?
> It could be, but I'm concerned that this short prefix will collide with 
> some existing facility in some operating system.  The longer prefix seems 
> less likely to cause problems.  Remember that cairo is intended to be a 
> cross-platform library, and so it will come in contact with a lot of 
> other libraries; keeping the namespace easily separated should reduce 
> future troubles.
> Also, given the short argument lists and brief function names, I was
> thinking that a longer prefix wouldn't be too bad.
> What do you think?

It probably just takes a while to get used to.

Torgeir Veimo <torgeir at pobox.com>

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