Why is sizeof(XID)==8 on AMD64?

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Mon Mar 28 09:38:15 PDT 2011

On 03/28/11 07:35 AM, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> Changing the APIs now would break too many things, an no one as ever
> considered  doing a new major revisition of all those APIs.

In some sense, libxcb is the major revision of the X client API,
which hopefully has fewer mistakes we won't realize for years and
then be stuck with for decades.   Because of libxcb, there's even
less incentive to try to do anything to "fix" the libX11 API.

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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