Re: Heated agreement? (was) Re: Canvas shortcomings

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, Mark wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Martin Sevior wrote:
> >  
> > It seems to me that we're in heated agreement that there should be a set
> > of virtual primitive functions that call arbitary backend graphics
> > contexts. Right?
> > 
> Well, I posted some messages too, so I don't know if the debate was
> limited to three points of view in total agreement.
> I'm not sure why this is on a public list. Why don't you three e-mail each
> other and figure out a solution. The general feeling I get from this
> discusion is one of insolence and volutary ignorance.

Well I didn't know there was going to be a debate until I saw it on the
list. I just joined in like you. 

I'm sorry for implying you agreed with me. That's why I put the "?" on the
subject line.

Regarding willful ignorance, would you care to adress why a pure
postscript solution is better than a virtual Front End with a variety of
backends (Postscript amongst them.)

My experience with AbiWord is that a relative simple set of graphics
primitives enables a workable driver for a diverse set of outputs.

I think trying to do the same for a postscript interpreter would be much
harder and almost certainly slower.



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