Subject: Drawing a curved shape - 2nd attempt
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Mon Feb 2 00:40:09 CST 2009
Randall Reetz wrote:
>> Andrew Meit wrote:
>>> For over 20 years I have been waiting and wanting an xtalk
>>> supporting PS like graphics objects.
>> Why must it be an xTalk specifically?
>> I wouldn't write an OS in an xTalk, and for graphic-intensive work
>> I'd be quick to consider Flex:
>> There's a world of options available. Enjoy them all...
> Oh yes, here come the attack dogs. Richard, everyone is welcome
> to their openion. Andrew has a deep and distinguished career in
> post script and xtalk and large scale software projects. Stop with
> the (very predictable) defensive attack everytime anyone cares enough
> about xtalk to offer a wish list or a considdered and deeply
> experienced openion.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
"attack dog"? Please.
I'll bet Andrew's laughing as hard reading your post as I am. I know
Andrew rather well, spanning decades; I've had many a conversation with
him on the phone and in email, and have even hired him to help me with a
I trust Andrew knows me well enough to know that my question was in earnest.
Andrew has some significant accomplishments under his belt over the
years, and as much as he shares the love of xTalks that brings us all to
this list, he's also quite capable of learning anything else he puts his
So my question was as simple as I'd written it.
And if you don't mind letting Andrew answer his own questions, I'm still
interested to hear what he has to say on this.
> Why would somone want a curves in rev or some other xtalk IDE they
> work in? Why wouldnt they???
Of course they would. Me too. In fact, I'm the only one who's voted
for Andrew's request for that feature:
I also had an email exchange with Kevin about this very feature just
Even without your supporting votes for Andrew's request, I'll bet you
wouldn't mind seeing it in Rev too.
But where you and I part ways is the expectation that Kevin will -- or
even can -- deliver everything everyone wants exactly when they want it.
Sure, I'll keep my votes in place and would love to see it in Rev. But
while I wait for Kevin to get around to that and a number of other
things I'm looking for, I owe it to myself to see what other tools may
give me what I'm looking for.
For vector graphics (and table objects and quite a number of other
things people have been asking for), Flex offers some good solutions
right now for those who need to ship.
Like any tool, it's not without its warts. But it's proven itself to be
more than an interesting experiment, and worthy of consideration for a
person as astute as Andrew, esp. given his strong background in vector
op codes (he's done some amazing work with fonts and Fontographer).
> Lets bring everyone and all their opinions along on this
> wonderful journey.
Could that include me too?
Randall, you're relatively new to this list, yet have already had a
surprising number of social complexities here. Please, feel free to
slow down and relax, presume good intentions from your colleagues here
and enjoy the friendly camaraderie that characterizes the exchanges on list.
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