A few random comments from an eToy newbie

Ned Konz ned at bike-nomad.com
Mon Apr 7 21:11:45 UTC 2003

On Monday 07 April 2003 01:03 pm, Andreas Raab wrote:

> > Now you see a dot in it, but its cursor is still at 1. From a
> > programmer/scripter point of view, the "before" and "after"
> > states are the same.
> > However, the Holder *looks and acts* different: there
> > is now a dot in it that can be viewed and grabbed, while before
> > there wasn't.
> That's not a very logical argument. First you say that from a
> programmer/scripter POV the states are the same and then you say
> that it looks and acts differently. How else can we observe if two
> states are "the same" (no matter what measure you apply) if not
> from whether it looks or acts differently? You're thinking data
> structures, not objects  ;-)

I'm saying that, as far as a script can tell, the two states are the 
same. However, visually and for direct manipulation in the GUI, 
they're different.

> > > Also, I think that one of
> > > the original conventions was supposed to be "center of object
> > > on grid intersection".  Maybe Scott has some comments.
> >
> > That sounds like a good idea, though it's inconsistent with the
> > behavior of the PolygonMorph (which snaps its *origin* to the
> > grid intersections).
> Actually I think it should snap to the object's reference point no
> matter what this is.

I think that would be a good choice. Unfortunately, it doesn't do 

Ned Konz

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