[Cairo] another set of Python bindings
cworth at east.isi.edu
Tue Sep 16 06:59:08 PDT 2003
On Sep 16, tor andersson wrote:
> On 2003-09-16 CE James Henstridge wrote,
> > Sounds good. In case you are interested in shorter names for those
> > APIs, the three names I've run into most are "addref", "incref" and just
> > "ref".
> or better yet, though less common: keep and drop.
I like keep/drop quite a bit, (it's always pleasant when a pair of
balancing names have the same number of characters). Unfortunately
we've already got the create/destroy pair and we'll continue to use
destroy to balance calls to the new function.
As for an abbreviated name, the current Cairo API prefers complete
words almost exclusively[*]. So I think I'll stick with "reference" in
spite of its length.
I've now committed cairo_reference and cairo_surface_reference.
[*] The two existing abbreviations I found in a quick scan are in:
I think those are probably tolerable, but they might be worth
"Concatenate" would be excessively painful, but perhaps
"cairo_compose_matrix" would be an improvement.
The "rel" abbreviation is harder to eliminate. I don't like
"cairo_relative_move_to". PostScript abbreviates even more with
"rmoveto", but I don't see any pleasant way to do that within an
scheme using '_' characters as word separators.
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