[PythonCAD] offset for pythoncad

Art Haas ahaas at airmail.net
Mon Jan 17 16:40:50 CET 2005

On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 09:34:46AM -0600, Eric Wilhelm wrote:
> # The following was supposedly scribed by
> # Art Haas
> # on Friday 14 January 2005 11:17 am:
> >I've (finally) added the page about how last year went regarding
> >PythonCAD development. It's a short read for those interested.
> >
> >http://www.pythoncad.org/summary2.html
> Any plans to add an offset command?  I've written a recursive 
> subroutine in Perl which does offsets of arbitrary polygons 
> (splitting and joining vertices as needed.)  It needs some work (I 
> wrote it when I was a noob) but polygons are the hardest thing to 
> offset.  Lines, arcs, and circles are all cake compared to that.

What do you want an 'offset' command to do? I'm a little vague as to
what this is supposed to do ...

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