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  • Random Observation of the Day!
    Inperfection is good. It defines everything in the world. Without it, everything would be exactly the same - perfect, just like me. And we all know there's already more than enough Mushu to go around. [wink]

Input Class (function-pointer kung-foo):
// header

#include "sdl.h"
#include "global.h"

int EVNT_QUIT(int);

class input {

typedef int (*keyEvent)(int);



void pollEvents();

int fireFunction(int, int);
void setFunction(int, keyEvent);


SDL_Event event;

keyEvent eventFunctions[SDLK_LAST];
bool keyStates[SDLK_LAST];



// implementation
#include "input.h"

input::input() {
for (int i = 0; i < SDLK_LAST; ++i) {
keyStates = false;
eventFunctions = NULL;

input::~input() {
for (int i = 0; i < SDLK_LAST; ++i) {
delete[] &keyStates;
delete[] &eventFunctions;

int EVNT_QUIT(int val) {
b_running = false;
return 0;

void input::setFunction(int i, keyEvent eventFunction) {
if (eventFunction == NULL || i >= SDLK_LAST)

if (eventFunctions != NULL)
delete &eventFunctions;

eventFunctions = eventFunction;

int input::fireFunction(int i, int val = 0) {
if (eventFunctions == NULL)
return 0;

return (*eventFunctions)(val);

void input::pollEvents() {

while (SDL_PollEvent(&event) != 0) {
if (event.type == SDL_KEYDOWN) {
keyStates[event.key.keysym.sym] = true;
fireFunction(event.key.keysym.sym, 0);

} else if (event.type == SDL_KEYUP) {
keyStates[event.key.keysym.sym] = false;
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