X11 Device Driver

Thomas Lumley thomas@biostat.washington.edu
Fri, 2 Apr 1999 09:07:32 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 2 Apr 1999, Ross Ihaka wrote:

> So, one question is:  How should this functionality be packaged?
> One possibility is to have multiple X11 device driver entry points
>     X11.mono, X11.gray, X11.pseudo1, X11.pseudo2, X11.color
> This would be useful because people could use options() to set
> the appropriate default device.
> Another possibility would be to have use an additional argument to
> the driver and to make it rather more meaningful than 0, 1, 2, 3, 4.

I'd prefer this one 

> Perhaps there are better ideas also.
> A second question is what should the default behavior be on Pseudocolor
> devices; Pseudocolor1 or Pseudocolor2?

I would go for allocating colors on demand, especially if we can print out
a message suggesting the color cube driver when colors run out.


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