Michael SCHINDLER venit, vidit, dixit 2007-03-19 17:30:
> On 19.03.07, Michael J Gruber wrote:
>> Michael SCHINDLER venit, vidit, dixit 2007-03-19 10:42:
>>> I do not see the problem. As I introduced the default value as a
>>> simple number and not a pyx.length, I will be scaled as many
>>> other default lengths in pyx.
>> Do you scale like a ``true'', ``user'', ``visual'', ``width'', or
>> ``TEX'' length?
> The unit is evaluated by normpath.normpath.tangent in the following
>> Sorry I couldn't resist ;)
> BTW: I really find this discussion a bit boring. If there are severe
> objections against the default behaviour of the method tangent (which
> I find _completely_ _unnecessary_, besides that it has a wrong name,
> as it does not provide a tangent but a "line parallel to the tangent
> vector" (sic!)), then please make a suggestion, be it to remove the
> default behaviour -- or the complete method, which would be my
I meant to hint ironically at a funny typo ("I will be scaled..."), I'm
sorry this didn't come through right. No nitpicking intended.
I'm completely OK with the current situation (not that my opinion would
matter anyway), even with the naming (preferring shortness over
conciseness). I didn't object the scale dependence, I was just
surprised, remembering a patch by me which was refused due to scale
issues (division of lengths, I think it's even in now).
OK, that's it from me about tangents, promised ;)