[cairo] request for pattern duplication function

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Fri Oct 3 14:34:28 PDT 2008

Theo Veenker wrote:
> Hi all,
> In my application I need to be able to copy a pattern. Now I do that in my
> application. I'd prefer having a cairo API for doing this. Otherwise I'd
> need to update my code each time when new pattern types are added to cairo
> (assuming that will happen).
> I like to suggest an API for duplicating a pattern, something like:
>    cairo_pattern_t* cairo_pattern_copy(cairo_pattern_t *pattern);
> Could this be added to the wishlist please?

Do you need to modify either of the patterns afterwards?  Does
cairo_pattern_reference() not solve your problem?

Have fun with cairo!


> Regards,
> Theo

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