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Re: gEDA-user: .sch primitive ordering [was: Collaborative Development of Boards]

John Doty:
> On Jan 17, 2011, at 7:26 PM, Peter TB Brett wrote:
> > On Monday 17 Jan 2011 08:58:18 John Doty wrote:
> >> At each level in this tree the order of the branches does not matter.
> > No. It does matter; the ordering indicates the draw order of primitives in any 
> > viewer or graphics exporter.  Arguably, it shouldn't, but if not, the file 
> > format needs to be amended to provide this information in another way.
> But the draw order doesn't matter unless you're using an
> old-fashioned mechanical plotter. In any case, in gschem,
> merely cutting something and pasting it back in the same place
> changes the order, but this is rarely significant.

It matters for the program diff and hence the version system.

/Karl Hammar

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