[cairo] API completeness of reference/user_data pairs

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Tue Feb 13 17:08:29 PST 2007

On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 11:06:01 -0500, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-02-05 at 09:46 +0800, Steve Chaplin wrote:
> >
> > The cairo manual section "Creating a language binding / Memory
> > Management",
> > says (regarding the problem of subclassing) "This is not easily
> > fixable
> > without creating memory leaks, and it's probably best to simply forbid
> > deriving from the language objects." - and that's what pycairo does
> > (with the
> > exception of cairo.Context).
> So, anyone knows about the roots of that sentence?  Is it just from
> before the user-data APIs landing in?  Carl?

Most of the bindings guide sprang full-formed from the mouth of Owen
Taylor, (I believe it was after he did a careful review of the python
bindings). So you might ask him about it.

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