i have a question that might be more related to C++ then Juce itself.
(i’m sorry if the answer to this is yet again obvoius but all my programming “skills” are my own experience i nver took any classes and have been working mostly with ANSI C and less with OO programming). Here goes.
in the audio plugin framework you declare a class that’s the base class, than another one that’s the editor, the editor has the pointer to the filter, but what if the filter would like a pointer to the editor. When the createEdtitor() is called in the base
return new DemoEditorComponent (this);
gets called, but what if i wanted a pointer to the editor stored in the Base class. What i mean is the error i always get myslef into, recursuve inclusions. I would like the Base to reference the editor as a member pointer and vice-versa, but that gives the obvious error of doing
#include "Editor.h" in Base.h and #include "Base.h" in Editor.h
and that’s an Error for the compiler and fully understand it. But what’s the way around it. The one i found is setting a pointer in my Base class defined as
and than typecast it (include the Editor.h in the Base.cpp like it’s done in the demo) like that
Editor *editorPtr = (Editor *)_editorPtr;
but i don’t know if this is not some kind of a very bad thing to do and my computer wont explode after doing too many of those. Also i can do this per-method basis and i am not sure how efficient that is when too many typecasts occur in my code.
many thanks for any answers.