[cairo] Qahirah: A High-Level Cairo API Binding For Python 3
ldo at geek-central.gen.nz
Fri Mar 6 16:04:31 PST 2015
On Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:49:36 -0800, Bill Spitzak wrote:
> This looks really nice.
Please give it a try, check out the examples etc. There is no separate
documentation as yet, but the Python “help()” command will work. :)
> Is it generated automatically or did you write all this by hand?
All done by hand (with help from a few Emacs macros).
> Is there a reason you always have create() methods rather than making
> the object constructor take the arguments?
Because there can be only one constructor, whereas Cairo typically
offers many different create() methods. I know that Pycairo breaks out
its Pattern class into a whole lot of subclasses (SolidPattern,
LinearGradient etc) so that it can use constructors to create them, but
this seemed unnecessarily fragmented to me. The only separate subclass
of Pattern I have is MeshPattern.
OK, there is another reason: the constructor is usually reserved for
internal use. That is where I pass the _cairobj value which is the
pointer to the underlying Cairo object.
> Do you know if it will work with Python < 3?
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