[cairo] Pango AttributesList Question

Travis Griggs travisgriggs at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 00:30:46 PDT 2010

The pango functions pango_attr_list_insert () and  
pango_attr_list_insert_before () both have documentation that states  
"It will be inserted after/before all other attributes with a matching  

I feel kinda dumb/naive here, but I don't get what the context of  
after/before is here. I mean, the Attributes that get added, have a  
span, and can intersect/overlap already, so I'm not sure what this  
before/after sense would imply, or why I would worry about one over  
the other. Is it in case there are ambiguities in an overlap? And  
either the earliest or latest takes precedence?


Travis Griggs
"The project was so plagued by politics and ego that when the  
engineers requested technical oversight, our manager hired a  
psychologist instead." -- Ron Avitzur

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