Re: Canvas shortcomings

On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Lauris Kaplinski wrote:

> The biggest problem with PostScript-like API is, that you have to
> document it damn well. 

Lauris, if you aren't going to document the _core_ rendering technology of
a _Graphical_ UI well, then is there any point in using it?  If it is
poorly documented then a) it will never really be used, and b) when it is
used, it will never be able to be extended properly, because people have
(mis)used subtle behaviour explicitly in their code(knowingly, or more
likely, due to 'good enough for me programming').

This is probably the biggest argument in favour of PDF you have given,
because that is already well defined, and known to work.

njh, who become a PDF advocate in the last 3 emails.

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