[cairo] CAIROMM: surfaces

Owen Taylor otaylor at redhat.com
Thu Jan 12 19:31:22 PST 2006

On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 13:34 -0600, Jonathon Jongsma wrote:

> - Surface
>    - ImageSurface
>    - FileSurface (name TBD)
>       - PdfSurface
>       - PsSurface
>       -SvgSurface

My hit-and-run opinion is that the FileSurface type is extraneous.
Just because those surfaces have similar-looking (or even identical)
constructors, doesn't mean that they need to share a base class.

Since this "FileSurface" has no representation in the cairo code,
cairo could always add a "FigSurface" (say) that is a file surface
in some ways, but not a FileSurface in every way, and then you'd 
be in trouble.


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