[fxruby-users] Fwd: fxRuby: changing icon in TreeItem crashes -segfault question

Dylan Bruzenak dylanb at digitalvalence.com
Fri Apr 7 11:28:32 EDT 2006

What about the segfaults ? I am assuming that is why I get the 
'application asked to be terminated in an unusual way' errors.
> On Apr 7, 2006, at 3:22 AM, Meinrad Recheis wrote:
>> this is a common pitfall! (see below msg to ruby-talk). since you
>> asked for ideas for the new fxruby api here is a new one: icons should
>> maintain a @created state and don't crash but either raise an
>> Exception or just call create in such a case.
> I've added a feature request about this but it's going to be difficult 
> or impossible to do without significant changes to the C++ FOX library. 
> There are numerous places in the C++ code where Jeroen checks to see if 
> an icon has been created, and if it hasn't, he calls the fxerror() 
> function. The fxerror() function prints out an error message (e.g. 
> "Illegal icon specified") and then calls the system's abort() function.
> Various people have asked for him to change this mechanism to make it 
> more flexible. For example, one approach would be to provide a C++ API 
> to set an error handler function in place of fxerror(), and let FOX 
> call that function instead. Another obvious one is to have FOX throw 
> C++ exceptions instead of calling fxerror(). So far Jeroen has chosen 
> to leave things the way they are.
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