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Re: gEDA-user: weird names in PCB part library

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 01:12:34PM -0400, Stuart Brorson wrote:
> > 
> > Not at all. I don't really care how they are created as long as they are 
> > correct and consistent. Consistent is why I like the new format. So 
> > using a macro language to generate a file of the new format would be 
> > rather invissible to the pattern's end user.
> My $0.02:  Steve is right -- the user shouldn't ever be exposed to M4.  
> My druthers:  Only one footprint library, based upon ASCII text
> footprint files.   This supports everybody:
> -- Users who want to draw the footprints by hand can
>    do so using PCB & then save out the results to a file.  
> -- Users who want to generate footprints parametrically can do so
>    using Perl, Python, etc. using stand-alone utilities.  
> -- Users who love to live in emacs can  type in the symbols by hand. 

You could click on the element name and something like "HTML form" ( ;-) )
would emerge where you would enter the parameters and an element would appear
in the preview window. And the args would be numbered so you would
automatically know what to put into footprint= attribute in gschem.