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Re: library structure
On Wed, 22 Sep 2010, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
A) I don't find alias support to be particularly valuable, especially in
the presence of good library browsing capability.
I actually like it a lot, since I can skip a rename (i.e. 1N4004 alias
for DIODE). Any other kind of indirection, or sharing would be likely
useful if aliasing were considered too 'primitive'.
B) EESCHEMA's library browser needs to be strong.
At least for picking a part to edit. Is ridiculous to use the browser
and then type the name in the editor.
C) Copying is not sharing. Sharing is when a single edit affects
multiple parts. There is not a significant value in "sharing" graphical
symbols between part specific components, particularly if it were
possible to simply copy a graphical symbol through the clipboard.
Sharing is useful for consistency IMHO.
D) Project specific library support is important, and could be the
domain where symbols become part specific.
I simply classify special part when the need arise. Why make it project
specific if I can use it next week on another thing?