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API Entrypoint

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I'm currently working on an C++ API (it is for 2D and simple 3D games, but the question doesn't apply specifically to what it is for) and I am having some trouble deciding how I want user code to interface with the API. Since I do hope to release this to the public, I'd like to get an opinion of what other developers think: Option 1: Traditional
int main(int argc, char** argv)
{
    initAPI(argv[0]);
    
    while(!app.quitRequested())
    {
        video.update();
    }

    shutdownAPI();
}




Option 2: Initialization hidden through Application class
class Test : public Application
{
public:
    
    int main(StrVec argv)
    {  
        while(!app.quitRequested())
        {
            video.update();
        }
        
        return 0;
    }

};

ENTRYPOINT(Test);  // macro that takes care of calling initialization functions and calling Test.main()




Option 3: State-based system
class MainState : public State
{
    void update()
    {
        video.update();
        // could have a call to Application::changeState("otherState")
    }
}

int main(int argc, char** argv)
{
    Application::init(argv[0]);
    
    MainState mainState;
    
    Application::registerState("main",mainState);
    
    Application::runState("main");

}




[Edited by - cozman on March 4, 2005 12:45:44 AM]

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