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Re: gEDA-user: Visual cue of zero length pin endpoint

Andrzej <ndrwrdck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 12:01 AM, Peter Clifton <pcjc2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> libgeda was recently patched to allow zero length pins. Please point me
>> at where the documentation says this is invalid, and I'll file a bug
>> about getting that changed.
> http://www.geda.seul.org/wiki/geda:file_format_spec#pin
> "You cannot have a zero length pen (the tools will throw them away)."
> The typo in this sentence technically makes it invalid. ;-) Same
> requirement exists also for other data types.
>> You are correct there, those driving the zero-length pins change should
>> consider whether this is a problem or not, and if so - what do do about
>> it!
> It makes sense to extend the spec to cover zero-length pins (IMHO
> other shapes should stay non-zero sized) but it would be better if the
> spec explicitly said when and for what purposes pin directionality can
> be used. In the current version there is no mention of it but since
> pins are guaranteed to have a direction, it's not unreasonable to use
> this property for all sorts of things.

I just made a symbol with 624 zero length pins.  Please keep them :-)


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