Re: [Rd] idea (PR#7345)

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Sat 06 Nov 2004 - 12:00:15 EST

On Fri, 5 Nov 2004 14:01:01 -0800, Byron Ellis <> wrote:

>The most obvious, and by far most difficult route, would be to make
>graphics devices first class citizens (IIRC Duncan TL has brought this
>up elsewhere) wherein you would aDev <- edit(aDev). That brings things
>to the device level (what you want) and a static device could act
>accordingly (i.e. not invoke a redraw). Obviously the most difficult as
>it would be a massive upheaval of base graphics (I suppose all of this
>could all be grouped under a category of "event-based streams,"
>graphics events, XML SAX events, file events--aka connections, etc.
>Doesn't CL or Scheme have something along those lines?). But, as
>mentioned in the thread, pretty speculative but you never can tell what
>someone might hunker down and implement :-)

Take a look at grid. I think it's more likely something like this would be built on top of grid than on top of base graphics.

Or, if you want to try it:

Take a look at grid. I think you'll find it a lot easier starting there than starting with base graphics.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list Received on Sat Nov 06 12:07:29 2004

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