The rc file is already pretty big--we might instead consider
> making axisbelow(True) the hardwired default. It seems
I already committed this change, but your comments on bloating rc
files are well taken.
> logical to me. It would be good to hear from others--are
> there people who like the present default and/or prefer
> adding this option to the rc collection?
> Looking at the code a little more, I wonder whether the best
> way to handle this might not be by taking advantage of
> zorder more consistently. I think we could spread out the
> default zorders, assign a suitable zorder to the axis
They don't need to be spread out per say, since these are floats we
can subdivide them ad nauseaum. Helper functions would make this more
> I think this could make the code and interface simpler, more
> self-consistent, and more flexible. (My remarks are based
> on only a quick look, so I may be missing something
But people will still want to set defaults...