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MEMLAYER(2) System Calls Manual MEMLAYER(2)
memdraw, memlalloc, memldelete, memlexpose, memlfree, memlhide, mem‐
line, memlnorefresh, memload, memunload, memlorigin, memlsetrefresh,
memltofront, memltofrontn, memltorear, memltorearn - windows of memory-
typedef struct Memscreen Memscreen;
typedef struct Memlayer Memlayer;
typedef void (*Refreshfn)(Memimage*, Rectangle, void*);
Memimage *frontmost; /* frontmost layer on screen */
Memimage *rearmost; /* rearmost layer on screen */
Memimage *image; /* upon which all layers are drawn */
Memimage *fill; /* if non-zero, picture to use when repainting */
Rectangle screenr; /* true position of layer on screen */
Point delta; /* add delta to go from image coords to screen */
Memscreen *screen; /* screen this layer belongs to */
Memimage *front; /* window in front of this one */
Memimage *rear; /* window behind this one*/
int clear; /* layer is fully visible */
Memimage *save; /* save area for obscured parts */
Refreshfn refreshfn; /* fn to refresh obscured parts if save==nil */
void *refreshptr;/* argument to refreshfn */
Memimage* memlalloc(Memscreen *s, Rectangle r, Refreshfn fn, void *arg, ulong col)
void memlnorefresh(Memimage *i, Rectangle r, void *arg)
int memlsetrefresh(Memimage *i, Refreshfn fn, void *arg)
int memldelete(Memimage *i)
int memlfree(Memimage *i)
int memlexpose(Memimage *i, Rectangle r)
int memlhide(Memimage *i, Rectangle r)
void memltofront(Memimage *i)
void memltofrontn(Memimage**ia, int n)
void memltorear(Memimage *i)
void memltorearn(Memimage **ia , int n)
int memlorigin(Memimage *i, Point log, Point phys)
void memdraw(Image *dst, Rectangle r,
Image *src, Point sp, Image *mask, Point mp, Drawop op)
int memload(Memimage *i, Rectangle r,
uchar *buf, int n, int iscompressed)
int memunload(Memimage *i, Rectangle r,
uchar *buf, int n)
These functions build upon the memdraw(2) interface to maintain over‐
lapping graphical windows on in-memory images. They are used by the
kernel to implement the windows interface presented by draw(3) and win‐
dow(2) and probably have little use outside of the kernel.
The basic function is to extend the definition of a Memimage (see mem‐
draw(2)) to include overlapping windows defined by the Memlayer type.
The first fields of the Memlayer structure are identical to those in
Memimage, permitting a function that expects a Memimage to be passed a
Memlayer, and vice versa. Both structures have a save field, which is
nil in a Memimage and points to `backing store' in a Memlayer. The
layer routines accept Memimages or Memlayers; if the image is a Memim‐
age the underlying Memimage routine is called; otherwise the layer rou‐
tines recursively subdivide the geometry, reducing the operation into a
smaller component that ultimately can be performed on a Memimage,
either the display on which the window appears, or the backing store.
Memlayers are associated with a Memscreen that holds the data struc‐
tures to maintain the windows and connects them to the associated
image. The fill color is used to paint the background when a window is
deleted. There is no function to establish a Memscreen; to create one,
allocate the memory, zero frontmost and rearmost, set fill to a valid
fill color or image, and set image to the Memimage (or Memlayer) on
which the windows will be displayed.
Memlalloc allocates a Memlayer of size r on Memscreen s. If col is not
DNofill, the new window will be initialized by painting it that color.
The refresh function fn and associated argument arg will be called by
routines in the library to restore portions of the window uncovered due
to another window being deleted or this window being pulled to the
front of the stack. The function, when called, receives a pointer to
the image (window) being refreshed, the rectangle that has been uncov‐
ered, and the arg recorded when the window was created. A couple of
predefined functions provide built-in management methods: memlnorefresh
does no backup at all, useful for making efficient temporary windows;
while a nil function specifies that the backing store (Memlayer.save)
will be used to keep the obscured data. Other functions may be pro‐
vided by the client. Memlsetrefresh allows one to change the function
associated with the window.
Memldelete deletes the window i, restoring the underlying display.
Memlfree frees the data structures without unlinking the window from
the associated Memscreen or doing any graphics.
Memlexpose restores rectangle r within the window, using the backing
store or appropriate refresh method. Memlhide goes the other way,
backing up r so that that portion of the screen may be modified without
losing the data in this window.
Memltofront pulls i to the front of the stack of windows, making it
fully visible. Memltofrontn pulls the n windows in the array ia to the
front as a group, leaving their internal order unaffected. Memltorear
and memltorearn push the windows to the rear.
Memlorigin changes the coordinate systems associated with the window i.
The points log and phys represent the upper left corner (min) of the
window's internal coordinate system and its physical location on the
screen. Changing log changes the interpretation of coordinates within
the window; for example, setting it to (0, 0) makes the upper left cor‐
ner of the window appear to be the origin of the coordinate system,
regardless of its position on the screen. Changing phys changes the
physical location of the window on the screen. When a window is cre‐
ated, its logical and physical coordinates are the same, so
memlorigin(i, i->r.min, i->r.min)
would be a no-op.
Memdraw and memline are implemented in the layer library but provide
the main entry points for drawing on memory-resident windows. They
have the signatures of memimagedraw and memimageline (see memdraw(2))
but accept Memlayer or Memimage arguments both.
Memload and memunload are similarly layer-savvy versions of loadmemim‐
age and unloadmemimage. The iscompressed flag to memload specifies
whether the n bytes of data in buf are in compressed image format (see
graphics(2), memdraw(2), stringsize(2), window(2), draw(3)