Commit 5dcc502f authored by Simon McVittie's avatar Simon McVittie Committed by Matthias Clasen

Document that types are limited to 64 KiB

Bug: Simon McVittie's avatarSimon McVittie <>
parent 33a86fce
......@@ -65,6 +65,13 @@
* structure and a #GTypeFundamentalInfo structure but it is seldom used
* since most fundamental types are predefined rather than user-defined.
* Type instance and class structs are limited to a total of 64 KiB,
* including all parent types. Similarly, type instances' private data
* (as created by g_type_class_add_private()) are limited to a total of
* 64 KiB. If a type instance needs a large static buffer, allocate it
* separately (typically by using #GArray or #GPtrArray) and put a pointer
* to the buffer in the structure.
* A final word about type names.
* Such an identifier needs to be at least three characters long. There is no
* upper length limit. The first character needs to be a letter (a-z or A-Z)
......@@ -4392,7 +4399,7 @@ g_type_init (void)
* structures.
* Note that the accumulated size of the private structures of
* a type and all its parent types cannot excced 64kB.
* a type and all its parent types cannot excced 64 KiB.
* This function should be called in the type's class_init() function.
* The private structure can be retrieved using the
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