From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-30 16:39:36
"Allan Odgaard" <ML_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> On 30. Mar 2004, at 21:22, Jonathan Turkanis wrote:
> >> I figure the usefulness of such a library mostly has to do with
> >> optimizing (and clipping) refresh in a graphical view port, which
> >> often something the operating system takes care of. And thus
> >> code rarely has to deal with these things.
> > Are you suggesting that the library would be useful mostly to
> > writing operating systems?
> Yes -- although I personally do need it even when I do not write
> operating systems ;) and thus my question really was if there is any
> general interest in such a library, since I did exhaustive searching
> and was only able to find such region stuff implemented publicly in
> GDK/GTK library, which is ANSI-C AFAICT, and that led me to the
> conclusion that either there is no real use for this stuff outside
> kits, windowing systems, and 2D games or efficient region "logic" is
> often skipped for ad hoc workarounds like using bounding boxes or
> refreshing more than necessary -- in which case there really ought
> be a library.
I just realized I have a user interface project which has been on the
back burner for a long time which could really use a library like
So yes -- I'm interested!
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