Dan Leslie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The allegro docs are divided up into pages by category.
The main repository can be found on GitHub.
Allegro versions 5.0.x up to 5.0.6 are supported. All 5.0.x versions should work, but features added post-5.0.6 will not be available.
Future version support will likely be added in the future. Patches are welcome!
A growing number of examples can be found on GitHub.
Since building all your packages on windows is a bit of a pain in the ass I've written the Egg with the assumption that you're using the pre-built Allegro libraries. The only extra step you'll need to do, after installing the prebuilt Allegro bins to your MingW32 directory should be:
# cd /MingW/lib # cp liballegro-INSTALLED_VERSION-monolith-md.a liballegro.a
Assuming, of course, that you've installed MingW32 to C:\Mingw
In general, the naming is fairly indicative of the function's behaviour.
The gist is something like this:
- Constructs a type (Not always available)
- Constructs a type, returning a value which must be manually destructed
- Manually destructs a type (Not available for internally managed types)
- Accessor for value "noun" on a specific type
- Mutator for value "noun" on a specific type
- Method which requires a specific type to operate
- Method which modifies an object of a specific type
- Function which operates on the global state
- Function which operates on the global state, but also returns a value which must be manually destructed
If a function begins with a type name then you can be assured that the first parameter will be an object of that specific type.
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