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Re: gEDA-user: An idea: rework design support...

On Fri, 2011-05-13 at 11:09 -0600, John Doty wrote:

> In ancient Greek astronomy, when the theory of planetary motion didn't
> fit the data, they added "epicycles". "Layers" have become pcb's
> epicycles: every time somebody wants a "feature", they propose a new
> kind of layer.

FWIW, I'd love to see PCB's enforce one "layer" per "layer" of the
board, tagging objects if necessary to implement similar functionality
to what we currently use "layers" and "layer groups" for.

Mechanical drawing overlays could still sensibly be called "layers",
even if they are quite distinct from the physical representation of the
PCB board.

Peter Clifton

Electrical Engineering Division,
Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
9, JJ Thomson Avenue,

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