GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 653244
Review the padding of ATK classes
Last modified: 2021-06-10 11:25:42 UTC
(Spun off from bug 648616)
Most of the objects and interfaces have some padding on the class structure.
Some things to think about:
* It is enough the current number of paddings?
* Do atk really need the typedef AtkFunction?
IMHO, it is somewhat silly to define a typedef to a basic type like
gpointer to be used just for the paddings.
In the same way, when someone find AtkFunction the first thought is that
this is something important and really used.
Projects like gtk and clutter use directly gpointer.
* Atk uses the next format:
Probably inherited from gtk
But clutter uses this format:
/* padding for future expansion */
Probably cleaner, although this is just a cosmetic change
[Mass-reassigning open atk bug reports for better trackability as requested in https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=653179 .
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