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Re: I read the new eeschema file format


On 05/17/2012 07:48 AM, Lorenzo Marcantonio wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 07:35:56AM -0500, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
>> On 05/17/2012 04:33 AM, Lorenzo Marcantonio wrote:
>>> My comments:
>>> - Nitpicking: please decide, or UTF-8 or ASCII :D on a technicality
>>>   ASCII is a *character set* (codepoints 0 to 127, single byte direct
>>>   encoding), UTF-8 is an *encoding* (for the full Unicode repertoire,
>>>   usually).
>> All our s-expression files are utf8, with lowercase ASCII keywords.
> OK, *keywords* are ASCII, that's ok
>> This is a from the SWEET spec, don't know what your concern is, even after reading it 5-6
>> times.
> A point between 2 pins wouldn't fit in a wxPoint. Like everything else
> in kicad. One of the reason pcbnew switched to nano is to avoid floating
> point, with such a kind of coordinate space you'll introduce it in
> eeschea...
>>> I think we could keep all to ints using a grid like that used
>>>   in Type1 fonts: pins on multiples of (say 1000 or 1024) and other
>>>   stuff in between (but integer anyway). In other words, fixed point
>>>   with implicit decimal position.
>> What?  Nothing in the above paragraph makes sense, it only makes my brain hurt.
> *If* the floating point is only an external representation there is no
> problem. 

This points out the difficulty of having a conversation spread out over 2-3 years, with
folks coming in and going out.


> Otherwise coordinates (in memory) wouldn't fit in a wxPoint
> which iirc was a design must for pcbnew (so I suppose it would be for
> eeschema, too). Sorry if I wasn't clear but I actually use fixed point
> way more than other number representations so I'm biased:P

Not :P  but :(

It probably feels better than it is.

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