From: Eric Firing <efiring@ha...> - 2007-01-04 20:15:43
John Hunter wrote:
>>>>>> "Eric" == Eric Firing <efiring@...> writes:
> Indeed, lots of grand ideas. I've been toying with the idea of trying
> to organize an mpl sprint in some fabulous destination, and trying to
Somewhere in Hawaii, of course!
> raise funds for several developers via donations. Sometime in the
> early summer perhaps.
> Eric> For the backends, maybe it would be easier to let (-1,*,*,*)
> Eric> mean "don't draw"; if it has to be interpreted by C-code in
> Eric> some backends, always having a tuple and simply checking for
> Eric> a negative first element is much easier than having to check
> Eric> for None in place of a tuple.
> If we are already passing in rgba, and are expecting the backends to
> inspect it, wouldn't it make more sense for them to simply check for
> rgba[-1]>0, as we do in backend_bases?
Yes, I think this is already fully supported by common backends, and it
may be all that is needed.
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