Re: [nbos] [FM] sorting symbols in a map
Mon Oct 22nd, 2007
On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 11:49:04PM +1000, Christopher Rodrigues Macias wrote:
> Agreed. I had toyed with the idea of a script that would sort objects
> based on the Y coordinates of their bottom edge, for exactly the
> situation Joe describes. Assuming the API allows you to query an
> object's coordinates, then it should be relatively straightforward to
> create. However, I've never gotten around to it.

As in my previous message, that's one case. The real case is caused by
sheer laziness on my part.

Why should *I* have to order my symbols from back to front, when the
computer is *completely* capable of doing it for me?

> So, the short answer to the original poster's query is: no, what
> you're looking for doesn't exist, but you (or somebody) should be able
> to create it with a little work. And if you do, post it so that I can
> get a copy! ;-)

Will do. In fact, I may put it up on my site, or in my wiki, or (better
yet) in the nbos wiki, or otherwise make it easy to find.

This shouldn't be all that hard to write.

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