[SDL] [PATCH] Function to get desktop resolution

Bob Pendleton bob at pendleton.com
Mon Jan 31 07:39:38 PST 2005


On Fri, 2005-01-28 at 23:56 +0000, Jon Colverson wrote:
> David Olofson wrote:
> > How about this:
> > ----
> > SDL_Surface* screen = SDL_SetVideoMode(-1024, -768, bpp, flags);
> > ----
> > 
> > where the negative arguments mean "use the desktop resolution if 
> > possible, otherwise use labs(width), labs(height)?"
> > 
> > 
> > That said, I like plain 0, 0 much better for some reason. I can live 
> > with 0 and some #defined (negative) values having special meanings, 
> > but negative sizes...? Eww...! :-)
> 
> Yeah, it's a neat idea, but I don't think negative sizes are very intuitive.
> 

No matter how much lipstick you put on that pig, it is still a pig.
Negative number are an error, not a way to specify an option.

		Bob Pendleton






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