Each object carries around a table of associations from strings to pointers. This function lets you set an association.

If the object already had an association with that name, the old association will be destroyed.

Internally, the key is converted to a GQuark using g_quark_from_string(). This means a copy of key is kept permanently (even after object has been finalized) — so it is recommended to only use a small, bounded set of values for key in your program, to avoid the GQuark storage growing unbounded.

class ObjectG
string key
void* data


key string

name of the key

data void*

data to associate with that key