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Re: pslatex terminal output--Problem identified.

From: Petr Mikulik
Subject: Re: pslatex terminal output--Problem identified.
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 10:25:16 -0500

The sticky options may help with typing in a short  interactive
session, but generally
they are bad idea (in my opinion). E.g. you may have set some options
at the beginning of the session and later you want some different options.
Since you may have forgotten which options you did modify
the only sure way to get the desired options is to set terminal with
_all_ options
explicitly specified. What making thing worse is that "default" keyword
apparently does not set all options to the default state but only some.
Those problems become especially painful, when gnuplot is driven by an external
program (e.g. octave). See this thread for one example:

You can reset "set" commands to the default values by the "reset" command. This works for all except for the "set terminal" command. There, a command like "set terminal reset" would be required (for the current terminal) or "reset terminals" (to reset all terminals). You are welcome to implement this feature.

IMHO, these permanent options are a good idea even for interactive driving: for example, you can set terminals to "enhanced" mode in your .gnuplot file and don't need to do this in the driving program.


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