[Xr] Cairo

Torgeir Veimo torgeir at pobox.com
Tue Jul 15 16:04:05 PDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-07-15 at 20:12, Carl Worth wrote:
> After pestering everyone we know, and exhausting every interesting
> word list, (art terms, colors, pigments, flowers, Latin flower names),
> we could fine, Keith and I have decided on a new name for Xr that we
> can live with:
> 	Cairo
> And if there aren't any major objections from this group, we'll go
> forward with that name.
> The name has lots of interesting thematic possibilities for
> branding. The connection with Egypt, the birthplace of writing, seems
> appropriate for a 2D graphics library with an emphasis on high-quality
> print output.
> We've decided against pursuing the Greek chi/rho pun and will instead
> change the "Xr" library prefix. We'll also take advantage of the name
> change to switch away from StuDlyCapS to a style that is
> easier_to_read. The plan for library function names is:
> 	cairo_move_to
> 	cairo_curve_to
> 	cairo_stroke
> 	cairo_fill
> 	etc.

Ohh, this will feel a bit strange to code with. Can't it be cr_move_to
etc instead?

Torgeir Veimo <torgeir at pobox.com>

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