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    SDL - Simple DirectMedia Layer
    Copyright (C) 1997-2006 Sam Lantinga

    This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
    modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
    License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
    version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

    This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    Lesser General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
    License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
    Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301  USA

    Sam Lantinga

 * \file SDL.h
 * Main include header for the SDL library
 * \mainpage Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)

* \section intro_sec Introduction

This is the Simple DirectMedia Layer, a general API that provides low
level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL,
and 2D framebuffer across multiple platforms.

The current version supports Linux, Windows, Windows CE, BeOS, MacOS,
Mac OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, BSD/OS, Solaris, IRIX, and QNX.
The code contains support for Dreamcast, Atari, AIX, OSF/Tru64,
RISC OS, SymbianOS, and OS/2, but these are not officially supported.

SDL is written in C, but works with C++ natively, and has bindings to
several other languages, including Ada, C#, Eiffel, Erlang, Euphoria,
Guile, Haskell, Java, Lisp, Lua, ML, Objective C, Pascal, Perl, PHP,
Pike, Pliant, Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk.

This library is distributed under GNU LGPL version 2, which can be
found in the file  "COPYING".  This license allows you to use SDL
freely in commercial programs as long as you link with the dynamic

The best way to learn how to use SDL is to check out the header files in
the "include" subdirectory and the programs in the "test" subdirectory.
The header files and test programs are well commented and always up to date.
More documentation is available in HTML format in "docs/index.html", and
a documentation wiki is available online at:

The test programs in the "test" subdirectory are in the public domain.

Frequently asked questions are answered online:

If you need help with the library, or just want to discuss SDL related
issues, you can join the developers mailing list:

	Sam Lantinga				(

#ifndef _SDL_H
#define _SDL_H

#include "SDL_main.h"
#include "SDL_stdinc.h"
#include "SDL_audio.h"
#include "SDL_cdrom.h"
#include "SDL_cpuinfo.h"
#include "SDL_endian.h"
#include "SDL_error.h"
#include "SDL_events.h"
#include "SDL_loadso.h"
#include "SDL_mutex.h"
#include "SDL_rwops.h"
#include "SDL_thread.h"
#include "SDL_timer.h"
#include "SDL_video.h"
#include "SDL_version.h"
#include "SDL_compat.h"

#include "begin_code.h"
/* Set up for C function definitions, even when using C++ */
#ifdef __cplusplus
/* *INDENT-OFF* */
extern "C" {
/* *INDENT-ON* */

/* As of version 0.5, SDL is loaded dynamically into the application */

/* These are the flags which may be passed to SDL_Init() -- you should
   specify the subsystems which you will be using in your application.
#define	SDL_INIT_TIMER		0x00000001
#define SDL_INIT_AUDIO		0x00000010
#define SDL_INIT_VIDEO		0x00000020
#define SDL_INIT_CDROM		0x00000100
#define SDL_INIT_JOYSTICK	0x00000200
#define SDL_INIT_NOPARACHUTE	0x00100000      /* Don't catch fatal signals */
#define SDL_INIT_EVENTTHREAD	0x01000000      /* Not supported on all OS's */

/* This function loads the SDL dynamically linked library and initializes 
 * the subsystems specified by 'flags' (and those satisfying dependencies)
 * Unless the SDL_INIT_NOPARACHUTE flag is set, it will install cleanup
 * signal handlers for some commonly ignored fatal signals (like SIGSEGV)
extern DECLSPEC int SDLCALL SDL_Init(Uint32 flags);

/* This function initializes specific SDL subsystems */
extern DECLSPEC int SDLCALL SDL_InitSubSystem(Uint32 flags);

/* This function cleans up specific SDL subsystems */
extern DECLSPEC void SDLCALL SDL_QuitSubSystem(Uint32 flags);

/* This function returns mask of the specified subsystems which have
   been initialized.
   If 'flags' is 0, it returns a mask of all initialized subsystems.
extern DECLSPEC Uint32 SDLCALL SDL_WasInit(Uint32 flags);

/* This function cleans up all initialized subsystems and unloads the
 * dynamically linked library.  You should call it upon all exit conditions.
extern DECLSPEC void SDLCALL SDL_Quit(void);

/* Ends C function definitions when using C++ */
#ifdef __cplusplus
/* *INDENT-OFF* */
/* *INDENT-ON* */
#include "close_code.h"

#endif /* _SDL_H */

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