@@ -118,6 +118,8 @@ information on what to include when reporting a bug.
+ - Bugfix: Some extension loader headers did not prevent default OpenGL header
+ inclusion (#1695)
- [Cocoa] Use `CALayer` instead of `NSView` for `EGLNativeWindowType` (#1169)
- [X11] Bugfix: IME input of CJK was broken for "C" locale (#1587,#1636)
- [X11] Bugfix: Xlib errors caused by other parts of the application could be
diff --git a/docs/build.dox b/docs/build.dox
index 04fb4cc..cb4d0f3 100644
@@ -25,39 +25,41 @@ GLFW.
-This header declares the GLFW API and by default also includes the OpenGL header
-from your development environment. See below for how to control this.
+This header defines all the constants and declares all the types and function
+prototypes of the GLFW API. By default it also includes the OpenGL header from
+your development environment. See [option macros](@ref build_macros) below for
+how to select OpenGL ES headers and more.
The GLFW header also defines any platform-specific macros needed by your OpenGL
-header, so it can be included without needing any window system headers.
+header, so that it can be included without needing any window system headers.
-For example, under Windows you are normally required to include `windows.h`
-before the OpenGL header, which would bring in the whole Win32 API. The GLFW
-header duplicates the small number of macros needed.
-It does this only when needed, so if `windows.h` _is_ included, the GLFW header
-does not try to redefine those symbols. The reverse is not true, i.e.
-`windows.h` cannot cope if any of its symbols have already been defined.
+It does this only when needed, so if window system headers are included, the
+GLFW header does not try to redefine those symbols. The reverse is not true,
+i.e. `windows.h` cannot cope if any Win32 symbols have already been defined.
In other words:
- - Do _not_ include the OpenGL headers yourself, as GLFW does this for you
- - Do _not_ include `windows.h` or other platform-specific headers unless you
- plan on using those APIs directly
- - If you _do_ need to include such headers, do it _before_ including
- the GLFW header and it will handle this
+ - Use the GLFW header to include OpenGL or OpenGL ES headers portably
+ - Do not include window system headers unless you will use those APIs directly
+ - If you do need such headers, include them before the GLFW header
If you are using an OpenGL extension loading library such as
[glad](https://github.com/Dav1dde/glad), the extension loader header should
-be included _before_ the GLFW one.
+be included before the GLFW one. GLFW attempts to detect any OpenGL or OpenGL
+ES header or extension loader header included before it and will then disable
+the inclusion of the default OpenGL header. Most extension loaders also define
+macros that disable similar headers below it.
-Alternatively the @ref GLFW_INCLUDE_NONE macro (described below) can be used to
-prevent the GLFW header from including the OpenGL header.
+Both of these mechanisms depend on the extension loader header defining a known
+macro. If yours doesn't or you don't know which one your users will pick, the
+@ref GLFW_INCLUDE_NONE macro will explicitly to prevent the GLFW header from
+including the OpenGL header. This will also allow you to include the two
+headers in any order.
@@ -113,7 +115,8 @@ __GLFW_INCLUDE_NONE__ makes the GLFW header not include any OpenGL or OpenGL ES
API header. This is useful in combination with an extension loading library.
If none of the above inclusion macros are defined, the standard OpenGL `GL/gl.h`
-header (`OpenGL/gl.h` on macOS) is included.
+header (`OpenGL/gl.h` on macOS) is included, unless GLFW detects the inclusion
+guards of any OpenGL, OpenGL ES or extension loader header it knows about.
The following macros control the inclusion of additional API headers. Any
number of these may be defined simultaneously, and/or together with one of the
diff --git a/docs/quick.dox b/docs/quick.dox
index 2c6fcb9..3645fc0 100644
@@ -18,43 +18,42 @@ behave differently in GLFW 3.
@subsection quick_include Including the GLFW header
-In the source files of your application where you use OpenGL or GLFW, you need
-to include the GLFW 3 header file.
+In the source files of your application where you use GLFW, you need to include
+its header file.
-This defines all the constants, types and function prototypes of the GLFW API.
-It also includes the OpenGL header from your development environment and
-defines all the constants and types necessary for it to work on your platform
-without including any platform-specific headers.
-In other words:
-- Do _not_ include the OpenGL header yourself, as GLFW does this for you in
- a platform-independent way
-- Do _not_ include `windows.h` or other platform-specific headers unless
- you plan on using those APIs yourself
-- If you _do_ need to include such headers, include them _before_ the GLFW
- header and it will detect this
-On some platforms supported by GLFW the OpenGL header and link library only
-expose older versions of OpenGL. The most extreme case is Windows, which only
-exposes OpenGL 1.2. The easiest way to work around this is to use an
-[extension loader library](@ref context_glext_auto).
-If you are using such a library then you should include its header _before_ the
-GLFW header. This lets it replace the OpenGL header included by GLFW without
-conflicts. This example uses
-[glad2](https://github.com/Dav1dde/glad), but the same rule applies to all such
+This header provides all the constants, types and function prototypes of the
+By default it also includes the OpenGL header from your development environment.
+On some platforms this header only supports older versions of OpenGL. The most
+extreme case is Windows, where it typically only supports OpenGL 1.2.
+Most programs will instead use an
+[extension loader library](@ref context_glext_auto) and include its header.
+This example uses files generated by [glad](https://gen.glad.sh/). The GLFW
+header can detect most such headers if they are included first and will then not
+include the one from your development environment.
+To make sure there will be no header conflicts, you can define @ref
+GLFW_INCLUDE_NONE before the GLFW header to explicitly disable inclusion of the
+development environment header. This also allows the two headers to be included
+in any order.
@subsection quick_init_term Initializing and terminating GLFW