[mcclim-devel] window functions

Bill Sauer bill at volersystems.com
Fri Feb 23 22:31:01 UTC 2007

Hi Andy,

Thank you for the help.  I'm not enough of a CLIM user much less an expert
to volunter an patch.  I think the pane-viewport-region will work just fine
for now.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andy Hefner" <ahefner at gmail.com>
To: "Bill Sauer" <bill at volersystems.com>
Cc: <mcclim-devel at common-lisp.net>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [mcclim-devel] window functions

> On 2/22/07, Bill Sauer <bill at volersystems.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > The CLIM user manual indicates that the following functions are
> >
> > (window-label window)
> Interesting, this occurs in the Lispworks CLIM manual but not the ACL
> CLIM manual (or the CLIM 2.0 spec). An equivalent expression might be
> (and (typep window 'labelled-gadget-mixin) (gadget-label window)).
> > (window-parent window)
> > (window-children window)
> Window-parent and window-children are identical to sheet-parent and
> sheet-children. The ACL CLIM manual mentions these are provided for
> compatibility with CLIM 1.1.
> > (window-inside-height window)
> > (window-inside-width window)
> CLIM 2.0 (and McCLIM) provides pane-viewport-region, which allows you
> do these things in a more general fashion by operations on the
> rectangle representing the viewable region of a window, for example
> (bounding-rectangle-width (pane-viewport-region window)) or
> (with-bounding-rectangle* (x1 y1 x2 y2) (pane-viewport-region window)
> ...).
> > These don't seem to exist in MCCLIM.  The question is are there plans to
> > implement them in the future or are there other functions which replaced
> > them.
> I don't plan to implement them (despite the effort being roughly
> equivalent to writing this email), but I wouldn't turn away a
> reasonable patch.

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