[cairo] [cairo-gl] RFC: Dispatching mechanism for non-standard GL functions
spitzak at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 11:37:43 PST 2010
Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> Don't be so optimistic about people not using private symbols. You should see
> what applications like firefox or OpenOffice do when they have to workaround a
> library bug...
I think the solution is to make the back-end api be *exactly* the same
as the cairo api. Every call in cairo (which takes a cairo_t or similar
pointer) maps directly to one backend call and there are no extra
Cairo can provide some utilities, such as building paths and rendering
various things into bitmaps. But the backend calls those, passing any
pointers to backend data as arguments. Even if cairo must call code in
the backend, it is passed as a function pointer to the cairo function.
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