Please let me know if there are any modifications to the
> patch which would make it a better candidate for
> incorporation into the mainline source.
That is certainly a nice patch and a funky example -- well done.
I was very pleased to see that you added this as a general text
feature and not a feature of text ticks only. My only suggestions
are: 1) move the dash text class to the text module rather than the axis
module (where it seems to belong since it is a general purpose
connector between a text instance and a point), and 2) provide an example
which uses a generic text instance in addition to the one you provided
using a tick label text instance.
Changes are in CVS -- perhaps you can send me a patch against the
As for the alignment problems (in agg or ps at least), they may be a
result of sf bugs #1194018 and #1177396.