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Re: make a drawing with Emacs

From: tomas
Subject: Re: make a drawing with Emacs
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2020 10:58:46 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Sep 01, 2020 at 10:32:48AM +0200, Emanuel Berg via Users list for the 
GNU Emacs text editor wrote:
> Yuri Khan wrote:
> >> I want to write code (data) and then have it
> >> translate into a drawing. See the original post.
> >> So no GUI, no actual "drawing". CAD doesn't sound
> >> like that, but maybe I'm wrong?
> >
> > Hm, why not just write SVG?
> I think SVG seems like a really good alternative.
> I can't find a complete syntax reference tho. This is
> the best page I found so far:

Straight from the Horse's Mouth: is the keeper of SVG. They have a ton of other resources
on it.

What I don't like about SVG:

 - it's XML: XML is gross.
 - It's not XML: there's a whole lot of sublanguage hidden
   in the attribute strings which escapes the "XML lens".
   This is even grosser.

But it's a nice output format, which is not only vector, but can
be extended (e.g. sub-elements can be URL links and such things).
It can be married to CSS. So that part is nice.

What I don't like about SVG in Emacs: for display, it is "flattened"
to a "dead image", so the nifty and dynamical things get lost.

But hey. Set up a crowdfunding and give me two years (or give Stefan
a quarter of a year ;-)

So much for SVG :-)

 - t

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