> returns a NullFormatter (you would think it would return a
> LogFormatter). This made me think that both major and
> minor ticks were handled by the major formatter (which
> distinguishes them based on it's internal isDecade() call).
Well, I use a NullFormatter because minor tick labels are turned off
by default. Otherwise the labels could get quite busy. Note that
there are 4 players here
major and minor tick locators and
major and minor tick formatters
The minor tick locator is a LogLocator which recognizes the subs --
the minor tick formatter by default is a NullFormatter. This places
tick lines and empty tick labels.