[cairo] API proposal: cairo_save/restore_path

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Mon Apr 16 13:32:32 PDT 2007

I want to propose cairo_save_path() and cairo_restore_path() for
cairo 1.6.

I'm not sure if this is a necessary feature, but it occured to me
that when implementing a Postscript viewer on top of cairo, it's
useful to be able to save/restore the path in a cairo_t, since PS
keeps the path in its gstate.

The patch to implement this is pretty simple.  Without this API,
users need to use cairo_copy_path()/cairo_append_path().  That is
rather expensive and wasteful since it converts from device space
back to user space and into device space again...



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