[OT] Alternative to Inkscape

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 5 12:43:19 EDT 2017

At this point I can be really bitchy and ask why LiveCode is so daft as 
to have top-down numbers on the stack:
sure slowed things down for my kids working with LiveCode in the Summer.


On 10/5/17 6:08 pm, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
> I suppose, but consider that we learned graphs all through school with a bottom up left to right coordinate system, so that seems to me more natural. Also with top down systems, you have to think that left to right numbers go up, but top down numbers go up. So down is up. Kinda like Pirates of the Caribbean.
> Bob S
>> On Oct 5, 2017, at 07:58 , Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> Alejandro Tejada wrote:
>>> In my humble opinion, after 12 years it has to be easier
>>> to convince WC3 to change the SVG standard and adopt
>>> Inkscape bottomleft page origin... :D
>> If there needs to be a bad guy here maybe the better finger-wagging would be toward John Warnock, for approving a Postscript spec that uses a coordinate system unlike anything else in the computing world, bifurcating the software landscape into bottom-zero and top-zero camps.
>> And ever since the Postscript licensing debacle which eventually prompted everyone else to join together to replace Postscript fonts with TrueType (not to mention the dismally wonky PDF format), who doesn't enjoy picking on Warnock? ;)
>> --
>> Richard Gaskin
>> Fourth World Systems
>> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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