[cairo] Font options patch, first draft

Owen Taylor otaylor at redhat.com
Mon Jul 18 15:59:24 PDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 00:50 +0200, Torsten Schoenfeld wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 18:08 -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > [API proposal]
> I just a minor language-bindings related comment.
> > ===
> > /* Stores surface options into @options, overwriting any existing
> >  * options.
> > void
> > cairo_surface_get_font_options (cairo_surface_t      *surface,
> >                                 cairo_font_options_t *options);
> > ===
> I'm not sure this would map well to languages with namespace support:
>   $surface->get_font_options ($options);
> Getters usually don't modify their arguments -- they just return
> something.  I'm not really able to come up with a better name right now,
> but I think it should be something with 'merge', 'update', 'overwrite'
> or something along those lines.

This would map to a straightforward getter in language bindings; just
like the matrix functions and the font extents functions.

 $options = $surface->get_font_options ();

It's uglier than the font extents functions and (reformed) matrix
options because  cairo_font_options_t can't be stack allocated but
otherwise it follows the same pattern.

I didn't make it return a newly allocated object partially for this
consistency and partially for performance reasons: to cut down
just a tiny bit on the number of places where little blocks of
memory are allocated and freed.


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