[SDL] SDL 1.3 and rendering API state management

Antonio SJ Musumeci asm3072 at njit.edu
Mon Sep 4 08:25:01 PDT 2006

I don't see why this is a bad idea. API's like GStreamer and gdk-pixbuf 
provide flexible plugin interfaces so the core library doesn't need to 
change when someone wants to add some random format. Why must SDL be 
monolithic and inflexible? I'd think it'd make package management a 
whole lot easier too. It can always be done in a way so that they can be 
external modules or built in to the library. I'd think it'd need that 

David Olofson wrote:
> On Monday 04 September 2006 09:30, Ryan C. Gordon wrote:
>>> Yeah... Rename SDL_LoadBMP() as SDL_LoadSurface() (or something),
>>> and convert SDL_image into a plugin that adds support for more
>>> file formats?
>> And this is where I go "stop, stop, god, please stop!"
> I should get more sleep and not brainstorm so wildly. :-D
> Some "problems" are just too simple for solutions like that.
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