On 27 Apr 2009, at 15:33, Michael Droettboom wrote:
> Freddie Witherden wrote:
>> However, my primary focus will be on Cairo and Qt backends. These
>> are widely used, allow for high quality output in various formats
>> (PDF, PNG and SVG being the big three) and are well tested.
> It would also be great to pull in the pure-Python PDF and SVG code
> from matplotlib so that no C GUI libraries would be required.
I agree, long term it would be good to have these available.
>> The lack of a C++/C library should not be a major issue. Python is
>> very well established in the fields that the library is likely to
>> be of most use (web, graphing, visualisation) and where it isn't
>> there will most certainly be a command-line too.
On that note it is probably possible to write C++ library around the
eventual Python API. Of course it will take a bit of work (and require
a Python interpreter to linger) and it is not something I can claim
much experience in -- but I can not see any reason why it would not be