[Image-SIG] Re: Your wish is my command (long)

Eric S. Raymond esr@snark.thyrsus.com
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 17:47:40 -0400

Andrew Kuchling <akuchlin@cnri.reston.va.us>:
> >-def _showxv(self, title = None):
> >+def _showxv(self, background=0, title=None):
> 	Better to exchange the two arguments in this patch; that won't
> break any code which does X._showxv("foo.gif")

I can live with that.
> >Which brings up a question.  Why aren't docs included with the PIL
> >distribution?  The only docs I've found are the (incomplete) PIL
> >web pages.
> 	Fredrik, I'd be willing to help convert the docs to LaTeX if
> that would be helpful.

And I'm willing to document what I do, and help edit other peoples'
docs, provided I know what the master format is.

> >OK, what I'll do is put together pildriver for the next release.
> 	Bet that'll be misread as 'piledriver' a lot. :)

The play on words was intentional.  It should have occurred to me that
it might be a misfeature...
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