Re: [nbos] [FM] Symbols: sorting and scaling them
keith.davies-at-kjdavies.org
Fri Nov 2nd, 2007
On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 04:20:26PM -0400, NBOS Support wrote:
> > 1. If you have overlapping symbols that have been incorrectly
> > placed so that the "upper" (more northern?) symbols overlap the
> > "lower" (more southern?) ones, rather than vice-versa, is there
> > a way to auto-sort them, so they neatly overlap south-to-north?
>
> No, there's no way to do this as-is. The program wouldnt know if its
> supposed to reorder symbols, or if you meant to put the symbols in that
> particular order for some reason.

I think he doesn't necessarily mean that they sort as they are placed.
I agree this would be a hard problem unless you had an 'add as group'
function. I wouldn't implement it that way because it doesn't address
adding a symbol to the group later, or how to resolve overlapping groups
(it's an incomplete solution).

I think by 'auto-sort' he means that a tool is available that allows him
to have the software reorder symbols as he specifies, not that the
software controls the initial placement.

Or, to quote Jake Stonebender (a Spider Robinson character),

"They say it's completely automatic, but actually you have to push
this button right here."


Keith
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