Generalize BoxStyle?

Looking into the recent "how to make a toothed curve" question, I started
to wonder if the BoxStyle stuff could be refactored into something composed
of draw style mutators, and at the same time rework the current draw style
implementation? This way, one can easily create fancy lines or boxes, all
using the same code and what-ever options are available for boxes are also
available for lines.

Does anyone see a roadblock/pitfall with this idea?

(note, I am aware that this wouldn't solve the original poster's question
because the sawtooth wouldn't be filled in, but it would be neat to have
anyway).

Cheers!
Ben Root
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I see that there are ConnectionStyles, which is used for annotations,
obviously. Maybe this class would also benefit from having a base
"PathStyle" that BoxStyle and ConnectionStyle could work from. It would
probably de-duplicate a lot of code and make it possible to have fewer
lists of styles? At the very least, I think the steps-mid, steps-pre, etc.
drawstyles could be re-implemented as a PathStyle, which ConnectionStyle
could benefit from.

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On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 12:19 PM, Benjamin Root <ben.v.root at gmail.com> wrote:

Looking into the recent "how to make a toothed curve" question, I started
to wonder if the BoxStyle stuff could be refactored into something composed
of draw style mutators, and at the same time rework the current draw style
implementation? This way, one can easily create fancy lines or boxes, all
using the same code and what-ever options are available for boxes are also
available for lines.

Does anyone see a roadblock/pitfall with this idea?

(note, I am aware that this wouldn't solve the original poster's question
because the sawtooth wouldn't be filled in, but it would be neat to have
anyway).

Cheers!
Ben Root

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