[whatwg] Rename the 7-arg arcTo() to ellipseTo()?
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Sep 23 15:57:09 PDT 2012
On Fri, 21 Sep 2012, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> So, can we rename the 7-arg arcTo to ellipseTo? That seems to support
> your "always [require] all the arguments" recommendation. ^_^
Just have one arcTo command, that takes all the arguments. Why split it
into two, if you always require all the arguments?
> > In general, though, I wouldn't recommend trying to do this at all. The
> > SVG path syntax is its own thing, and it already supports arcs and so
> > forth. Adding a whole new redundant set of commands that work slightly
> > differently is just bloat asking for interop issues, IMHO. The design
> > of the path syntax makes sense, it's terse. Embrace its strengths,
> > don't second-guess its design.
> The existing SVG "A" command is one of the largest source of complaints
> from hand-authors. While it's *occasionally* useful as stated, it often
> requires you to do trig to get the effect you want. The Canvas arc
> commands, with their use of an angle to sweep across, are exactly what
> authors want a lot of the time, and commonly ask for.
So introduce a new one-letter command that fixes specifically the problems
with A, don't drag in the entire canvas path API. :-)
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