[cairo] Re: drawlist type functionality?

Dirk Schönberger dirk.schoenberger at sz-online.de
Wed Apr 6 14:00:36 PDT 2005

> > Prerendering shapes to images is a poor substitute
> > for drawlist functionality.

> Cairo does not render images, it sends trapezoids to
> the backends.

I strongly believe that the unscaled trapezoid step shouzld be an
implementation detail, too.
E.g. in a PDF backend I would prefer having access to the unscaled bezier
paths, instead of the scaled trapezoids.

I think there exist at least a proof of concept to provide this.

Unscaled bezier paths are much more suited as a metafile than the actual


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