[cairo] cairo as an immediate base for retained API and
jost2345 at yahoo.de
Thu Jul 22 11:49:00 PDT 2004
On Thu, 2004-07-22 at 03:06, viczh wrote:
> implicit objects and gsave/grestore mechanism unnesessarily
> complicate CREATION of such interface over exisitng immediate mode
No, it's more the other way 'round. Cairo has far more features than we
need for our implementation.
And I still think that _testing_ if the pointer is inside the shape and
the _drawing_ of the shape itself are two different pairs of shoes. For
example if I click slightly outside of a very thin line, does that count
as selecting the line or not?
> In case of explicit paths, when creating a retained-mode object you
> create an appropriate immediate mode counterpart (equivalent of
> display list) and when handling expose event you just run this
> display list, and you can hit test against all existing path objects
> in single call.
Yes, we may waste a few cycles by calculating the same information twice
for most of the shapes, but I don't think this is too expensive.
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