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Tk_FreeXId(3)		     Tk	Library	Procedures		 Tk_FreeXId(3)

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NAME
       Tk_FreeXId - make X resource identifier available for reuse

SYNOPSIS
       #include	<tk.h>

       Tk_FreeXId(display, id)

ARGUMENTS
       Display *display	(in)	      Display for which	id was allocated.

       XID id (in)		      Identifier  of X resource	(window, font,
				      pixmap,  cursor,	graphics  context,  or
				      colormap)	that is	no longer in use.
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DESCRIPTION
       The default allocator for resource identifiers provided by Xlib is very
       simple-minded and does not allow	resource identifiers  to  be  re-used.
       If a long-running application reaches the end of	the resource id	space,
       it will generate	an X protocol error and	crash.	Tk  replaces  the  de-
       fault  id allocator with	its own	allocator, which allows	identifiers to
       be reused.  In order for	this to	work, Tk_FreeXId  must	be  called  to
       tell  the allocator about resources that	have been freed.  Tk automati-
       cally calls Tk_FreeXId whenever it frees	a resource, so if you use pro-
       cedures	like  Tk_GetFont, Tk_GetGC, and	Tk_GetPixmap then you need not
       call Tk_FreeXId.	 However, if  you  allocate  resources	directly  from
       Xlib,  for  example  by	calling	 XCreatePixmap,	 then  you should call
       Tk_FreeXId when you call	the corresponding Xlib free procedure, such as
       XFreePixmap.   If  you do not call Tk_FreeXId then the resource identi-
       fier will be lost, which	could cause problems if	the  application  runs
       long enough to lose all of the available	identifiers.

KEYWORDS
       resource	identifier

Tk				      4.0			 Tk_FreeXId(3)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | ARGUMENTS | DESCRIPTION | KEYWORDS

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