Joerg Lehmann venit, vidit, dixit 12.10.2009 11:30:
> On 12.10.09, Michael J Gruber wrote:
>> Alan G Isaac venit, vidit, dixit 11.10.2009 17:13:
>>> Let's make a very simple drawing:
>>> In PostScript, the default linewidth should be 1 pt, right?
>>> (I realize I can set this explicitly at stroke time;
>>> I am asking about the default.)
>>> Alan Isaac
>> PyX's default linewidth is 0.02 * unit.w_cm, which is 0.566929133858
>> pts. I don't think the default linewidth should depend on the default
>> unit (and neither on the output format, be it ps, pdf, whatever else is
>> to come).
>> One may argue whether 1pt would be a better overall default, of course.
> I don't rememeber why we have chosen the 0.02 cm as default linewidth,
> I guess I didn't know about the PS default back then.
> Nowadays, I would prefer to have slightly thicker default lines, so
> maybe we should indeed use 1 pt as default.
So, if you run your old files through a "grown up" pyx all lines come
out fatter. While I'd say it resembles the natural walk of life it will
lead to surprises.
Anyway, since pyx is still in 0.x changes like this should be ok, and
1pt should be a less arbitrary default than 0.2mm.