set_xlim not "sticking"

but currently there doesn't seem to be a way to discern

    > whether the current xaxis.viewlim was manually set or is the
    > result of autoscale. Should this be a feature (set_xlim
    > "sticks")? Does Axis need an autoscale attribute to enable
    > this?

OK, just added this to CVS. Thanks for the suggestion. Until the
next release, you can just put the xlim set after the plot commands.

    > This is version 0.52 (which btw has matplotlib.version set
    > to '0.51').

Fixed - thanks,