author Sam Lantinga <>
Sun, 18 Jul 2004 22:57:40 +0000
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Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 03:15:01 +0100 From: David Symmonds Subject: SDL Typedef Structs Hi, Thanks for the SDL libraries, I have been using them for about a year now and they are really brilliant. One thing that I have just found whilst using them through C++ (and needing forward declarations) is that when you typedef structs you sometimes use typedef struct Name { ... }Name; e.g. SDL_Surface and other times use typedef struct { ... }Name; e.g. SDL_Rect The first type works fine, when I define a header file I can just put 'struct Name;' at the top and use the Name throughout. However, the second type is harder to use in a header, and I haven't found a way yet, other than to include 'SDL.h' in the header file (undesirable). Would there be any harm in changing the definition of SDL_Rect and such like to the second form?

    SDL - Simple DirectMedia Layer
    Copyright (C) 1997-2004 Sam Lantinga

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    Sam Lantinga

static char rcsid =
 "@(#) $Id$";

/* This file defines a structure that carries language-independent
   error messages

#ifndef _SDL_error_c_h
#define _SDL_error_c_h

#define ERR_MAX_STRLEN	128
#define ERR_MAX_ARGS	5

typedef struct SDL_error {
	/* This is a numeric value corresponding to the current error */
	int error;

	/* This is a key used to index into a language hashtable containing
	   internationalized versions of the SDL error messages.  If the key
	   is not in the hashtable, or no hashtable is available, the key is
	   used directly as an error message format string.
	unsigned char key[ERR_MAX_STRLEN];

	/* These are the arguments for the error functions */
	int argc;
	union {
		void *value_ptr;
#if 0	/* What is a character anyway?  (UNICODE issues) */
		unsigned char value_c;
		int value_i;
		double value_f;
		unsigned char buf[ERR_MAX_STRLEN];
	} args[ERR_MAX_ARGS];
} SDL_error;

#endif /* _SDL_error_c_h */