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Document number: N3888
by Michael McLaughlin, Herb Sutter, Jason Zink
The goal of this proposal is to define a 2D drawing API based on a mechanical transformation of the cairo graphics library. Cairo is a comprehensive, cross-platform, widely-used, mature 2D graphics library written in C with an object-oriented style. ...
Computer graphics first appeared in the 1950s. The first recognized video game, Spacewar, was created in 1961. Today, computer graphics are pervasive in modern life, and are even replacing console-style I/O for basic user interaction on many mainstream platform targets. For example, writing a simple
cout << "Hello, world!"doesn’t do anything useful on many tablets and smartphones.
Application programmers write programs that often need to render or display basic 2D graphics, including for introductory examples.