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Re: Graphics Rounding (was Re: Pixel-aligned autoresizing)

From: Philippe Roussel
Subject: Re: Graphics Rounding (was Re: Pixel-aligned autoresizing)
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:00:39 +0200


Le dimanche 10 juillet 2011 à 21:51 +0200, Fred Kiefer a écrit :
> On 09.07.2011 21:04, Eric Wasylishen wrote:
> > Hi Philippe,
> >
> > The jumping is caused by our use of rint() in NSButtonCell - in fact, I 
> > think we should avoid rint() entirely for graphics, because it uses a 
> > "round halfway cases to the nearest even integer" algorithm; so 1.5 rounds 
> > to 2, but 2.5 also rounds to 2.
> >
> > The annoying thing is that none of the C standard library functions 
> > implement a good rounding algorithm for graphics. c99's round() rounds 
> > halfway cases away from zero. This is probably OK in practice but not 
> > ideal, since it means the location of the coordinate system origin affects 
> > the rounding. I think the best algorithm for graphics is 
> > round-towards-infinity, so just floor(x+0.5). I wonder if we should just 
> > introduce this as a function for internal use, like 
> > GSRoundTowardsInfinity().
> >
> > Eric
> Hi Eric,
> could you please explain why you think that one of these rounding 
> methods is better suited for graphics than the others? For me they are 
> all equally problematic :-(
> If we ever change to another function we will have to make sure it is 
> available equally on all supported systems. That way why I wanted to 
> stick with rint() for all cases as we already try to support that 
> everywhere.
> Fred
> PS: I also don't see how pure horizontal resizing may affect the 
> vertical position of a subview. Is this the case that mentioned earlier, 
> but couldn't come up with a real test case for?

I'm sorry, my description of the problem wasn't really clear.
Vertical resizing of the main window affect the vertical position of the
bitmaps, horizontal resizing affect the horizontal position.

The strange thing is that the nsbox that contains those bitmap buttons
has a fixed size and so isn't affected by the window resizing but I
guess it depends at what stage the rouding is done (on relative
coordinates or not).


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