Re: Font selection panel as part of notebook
- Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:05:59 -0400
- From: Igor Korot <ikorot01@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Font selection panel as part of notebook
On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 10:54 PM, <cecashon@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> A widget has encapsulated functionality that the designer of the widget does
> not expect you to use or see in your application code. Changing a "private"
> widget may have negative consequences for how the widget works. If a widget
> doesn't have the functionality that you need then file a feature request in
> bugzilla so that it can be implemented. Or, create your own widget.
> Is it illegal? No, and I would say it is something, as a developer, it is
> good to look at. You would want to look at the code of how the widget you
> are changing works to see if it is OK to do so. The font selection widget is
> deprecated so I don't think anymore changes are going to be made to it. A
> widget developer can change the private structure at any time which could
> break code that depends on a certain structure. Your code would be at risk
> of not working even across minor version changes in GTK. You are probably
> fairly safe that this widgets internal structure isn't going to change
> though. That isn't true for a lot of widgets.
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