[fpc-devel] xlib method parameter names

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Wed Oct 3 12:21:27 CEST 2007

On Wed, 3 Oct 2007 12:03:33 +0200
"Graeme Geldenhuys" <graemeg.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> The h2pas tool obviously didn't know about parameter names when it was
> used. Not sure if it does now.

Yes, it does.

> All xlib methods that have parameters are defined as; para1, para2,
> para3 .....

Many official c headers do not contain parameter names. Then h2pas adds
these names.

> I've redefined some of the more frequently used functions in fpGUI so
> the parameter names match those of the Xlib documentation.  This makes
> it much easier to work with.
> // example of a redefined function with more well know parameter names
> function XmbLookupString(p1: PXIC; ev: PXKeyPressedEvent; str: PChar;
>     len: longword; ks: PKeySym; stat: PStatus): longint; cdecl;
> external;
> If h2pas now supports parameter names, could we regenerate the xlib.pp
> unit?  If h2pas still doesn't, could I submit a few patches that
> renames the parameter names?  It's wouldn't affect any developers
> code, only improve the understanding of the parameters easier.

That would be great.


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