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Inside Macintosh: QuickDraw GX Environment and Utilities /
Chapter 8 - QuickDraw GX Mathematics / QuickDraw GX Mathematics Reference
Constants and Data Types

Number Formats and Constants

QuickDraw GX provides Fixed, fract, and gxColorValue number formats. Polar coordinates are defined by the gxPolar structure. A structure consisting of two long values defines the wide number format.

typedef long fract;
typedef unsigned short gxColorValue;
struct gxPolar {
   Fixed radius;
   Fixed angle;
struct wide {
   long hi;
   unsigned long lo;
For convenience, QuickDraw GX provides constants for the value 1.0 for Fixed, fract, and gxColorValue types:

#define fixed1        ((Fixed) 0x00010000)
#define fract1        ((fract) 0x40000000)
#define gxColorValue1 ((gxColorValue) 0xFFFF)
QuickDraw GX also provides constants for the largest and smallest possible values for Fixed and fract numbers:

#define gxPositiveInfinity ((Fixed) 0x7FFFFFFF)
#define gxNegativeInfinity ((Fixed) 0x80000000)

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