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Auxillary library bad practice?

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Is using the GL auxillary library considered to be bad practice? I remember reading somewhere it is but I have seen it used in quite a few places like NeHe...

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Is using the GL auxillary library considered to be bad practice?


Indeed it is. GLAUX is deprecated by the ARB, and has been so for a long time now. It is unstable, full of bugs, and leaks memory. You should avoid it like the plague.

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I remember reading somewhere it is but I have seen it used in quite a few places like NeHe...

Nehe has never been an example of good coding / API usage style. In fact, his tutorials are pretty much the exact opposite... And even he finally switched to a glaux alternative in one of the later tuts, afaik.

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