GTK+ By Example/Glib/Type System
The Glib type system aims to simplify programming cross-platform programs, we will spend a small amount of time explaining why.
See basic types in the Glib API.
Why Reimplement Fundamental Types
Glib re-implements the fundamental C types in order to ensure cross-platform protability, this also makes it easier to program on multiple platform, because you can be sure of what your data looks like in memory.
Glib implements some commonly used non-scalar data types.
- Doubly and Singly Linked Lists.
- Balanced B-Trees.