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Re: Bug 2870835 Patch - Inconsistent Label Direction +
Brian Sidebotham <brian.sidebotham@...>
Thu, 29 Oct 2009 15:50:32 +0000
2009/10/29 Dick Hollenbeck <dick@...>:
> Brian Sidebotham wrote:
>>> 2009/10/27 Brian Sidebotham <brian.sidebotham@...>:
>>>> Hi Guys,
>>>> Please find attached two screenshots showing the inconsistent label
>>>> directions between normal labels and global labels, and a patch to fix
>>>> this problem.
>> Hmm, I've been looking at this but I can't really see a way of
>> supporting this without breaking previous schematics.
>> Has anyone got any suggestions about how to do this change without
>> breaking old schematics?
> Have you approached the issue from the perspective of:
> a schematic conversion is done at time of first load, and the converted
> schematic uses an altogether new representation, such as a word vs. what
> was formerly a number or single character?
> The schematic loader then has to be able to recognize either of these
> representations for awhile.
> And when saving you use the new represenation. This does not break old
> schematics, which everyone probably agrees we should never do.
> I have not spent any time on this, but it is a general idea that might
> be helpful. As these file formats evolve, we are trying to get them to
> be more self documenting anyway.
No I hadn't at all! Thanks for your help Dick, I will go and investigate that.