[Gtk-sharp-list] uints on public structures in Gtk#

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
26 May 2003 14:02:27 -0400

Hello guys,

    In a few places in Gtk# we use uints in the public API.  In some
cases its not required that these values be uints.  This has a number of

	* uints are not CLS compliant.

	* In the particular case of Pixdata, the width and height are 
	  uints.  The problem with this is that most people will blindly
	  perform their own access operations:

		data [y * rowstride + x]

	  But uint * int is a long, so they wont notice that their code
	  will actually be slower due to the use of 64-bit longs instead
	  of 32-bit longs.

Miguel de Icaza <miguel@ximian.com>