[cairo] CAIROMM: Status type and Xlib

Jim Gettys jg at freedesktop.org
Sat Jan 14 17:28:36 PST 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 08:41 -0600, Jonathon Jongsma wrote:
> In experimenting with implementing a heirarchy of surfaces in cairomm,
> I've run across a problem that took me a while to track down.  cairomm
> typedefs cairo_status_t as Cairo::Status.  This was working fine until
> I added support for XlibSurface, which needs to pull in a bunch of
> xlib headers.  The problem is that Xlib.h contains the line:
> #define Status int
> So any Status type that occurs after Xlib.h is included gets replaced
> by the preprocessor with 'int'.  I don't know why it's a #define
> instead of a typedef.  

Hysterical reasons: typedef wasn't available universally at the time
that line was written, IIRC.

#undef is your friend.
			- Jim


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