Code review comment for lp:~smspillaz/compiz-core/compiz-core.work_923683

Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

> There's a lot of "<blah>.width () + <blah>.border () * 2" and "<blah>.height
> () + <blah>.border () * 2" around. Surely CompWindow::Geometry could have a
> "widthWithBorders" method - or maybe a free function?
>
> I'm tempted by
>
> template<Typename T>
> inline int heightWithBorders(T const& blah) { return blah.height () +
> blah.border () * 2; }

I'm not really sure ?

The complexity here comes from a legacy part of the X Server coming into play - a window could have fixed dimentions, but also specify a "border" which would be exclusive of the fixed dimentions, so you'd have to take this into account for all positioning operations (Xterm comes to mind here).

I definitely agree that geom.width () + geom.border () * 2 feels fragile and indeed, that has tripped me up many times before. Maybe a default parameter with a bitflag makes sense here, eg IncludeBorder , IncludeBorderFirst , IncludeBorderSecond (as it is on both sides)

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