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Re: check out the GUI output

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: check out the GUI output
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 20:13:35 -0700
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 10:04:23AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>      Would you object if I replaced the libplot implementation of
>      charts by a cairo implementation?
> I wouldn't have any fundamental objections.
> However, you might want to consider the following, before deciding if 
> reimplementing the existing charts is the best use of your time:
> 1. I don't think that the current interface to the charts stuff is 
>    particularly good.
> 2. I have some minor alterations to the interface in my private tree,
>    relating to the ROC command. I'll try to check those in very soon.
> 3. In the long term, a completely new chart system will be needed I think.

I agree with #1 and #3.  Thanks on #2.

Then, what I do, I think, will depend on how much time it will
take to modify the libplot code to use cairo.  I might be able to
do it very quickly, and in that case I might as well do it.
Ben Pfaff

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