Objective Cairo

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Wed Mar 22 20:11:08 CET 2006


federico.pelloni at gmail.com wrote:
> As pycairo is one of the less pythonish things I ever saw, it went into
> my mind to create some sort of objective wrapper over its python api
> making graphic manipulation much more coherent to the python way.

[...]

> Before going on with more complex forms and objects, I was wondering if
> this could be useful to anyone or if I'd better giving up.

What you've done looks interesting. However, before venturing too far,
I'd recommend looking at the other graphics APIs for Python and keeping
as compatible as possible to the way they do things (without offending
your sense of "Pythonicity" or conflicting with the Cairo mechanisms,
of course). Sadly, I'm not really up-to-date with what people use for
canvas-style drawing in Python - once upon a time there was the Piddle
project, renamed to Sping, and then seemingly abandoned - but I'm sure
a few people can suggest similar projects.

Keep up the good work, though!

Paul




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