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From: Marko Rauhamaa <>
Subject: Re: Fixed memory leaks in gdk-1.2.defs
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 01:02:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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Kevin Ryde <>:

> Marko Rauhamaa <> writes:
> >
> >  - The arrow notation is more descriptive and idiomatic.
> The type names in mixed case don't appear in any function names
> currently though do they? Isn't it normally gtk-color-something?

I think the function naming scheme is an adaptation of the C function
names ("gtk_color_something") rather than the type names.

> >  - The "intern" suffix is actually misleading (no symbol table
> >    manipulation is going on).
> If you read it as short for "internalize" then it seems fairly clear.
> Ie. a thing is brought to a canonical or efficient internal form.

"Intern" and "internalize" sounds to me like entering symbols into the
symbol table. "Coerce", "convert" and "cast" would sound like type
conversion. Scheme uses the arrow notation for coercion.


Marko Rauhamaa

  reply	other threads:[~2003-05-16  1:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-05-09  6:33 Marko Rauhamaa
2003-05-12  1:05 ` Kevin Ryde
2003-05-14  1:18   ` Marko Rauhamaa
2003-05-12  1:08 ` Kevin Ryde
2003-05-12  7:55   ` Marko Rauhamaa
2003-05-15 23:03     ` Kevin Ryde
2003-05-16  1:02       ` Marko Rauhamaa [this message]
2003-05-17  8:08         ` Marko Rauhamaa
2003-06-18 23:31 ` GdkEvent copy under signal handler (was: Fixed memory leaks in gdk-1.2.defs) Kevin Ryde

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