[Pipet Devel] IRC log on XML design/Overflow inclusion in Piper

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at geoserve.net
Mon Jun 12 01:21:54 EDT 2000

Jean-Marc Valin wrote:
> > I could also position names along the center of the pipes.  I'll think about
> > it.
> I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about. ...but what I mean by
> input/output name can be seen at
> http://freespeech.on.openprojects.net/08-03-00_023954_screenshot.jpg
> for the FDSaveFrame screenshot. For example, if we have a Divide node, it's
> important to show which input is the numerator and which one is the denominator.

I'm talking about anchoring the text at half the span of the I/O line.  See
the attached mockup.

A fundamental difference between our GUI's is in the use of I/O lines.  In
Loci's GUI, the lines come with and stay attached to the node.  So, line names
would tend to get moved around a bit and obstructed by other things.  I think
anchoring the name half-way down the line may work best.

But, if I show the names only when the lines are unconnected (as Overflow
does), I could probably put the name under the dot at the end of the line
(something like what is already done with the node itself).  Hmmm.

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