[Fontconfig] RFC: new API proposal for FcPattern iterator

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Mon Sep 24 20:31:41 PDT 2012

Okay, it's not urgent task so that sounds better waiting for your work
done. then revisit this afterwards. thanks for your comment!

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:35 AM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:
> On 09/24/2012 10:28 PM, Akira TAGOH wrote:
>> So as the developer, I personally failed to find any useful. current
>> proposal can do things with same or near costs to current
>> implementation. so FcPatternGet*() might be replaced by them in the
>> future perhaps.
>> I may be missing something else. if I'm wrong, please correct me.
> You're not missing anything.  Indeed, with my proposed solution, there will be
> some extra work happening during the lookups.  I don't think we should be
> concerned by that though, if we don't know of any usecases where that would be
> a measurable performance issue.
> Plus, in the thread-safety work I'm currently doing, I'm replacing with object
> lookup hash table with something static and faster, so I'm fairly sure the
> overhead will not be a problem in any realistic usecase.
> Moreover, we can add the simple API that addresses the API gap, and always add
> an iterator API later if we really see a real performance issue with the
> simple API.
> Up to you in the end.
> Cheers,
> behdad


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