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Re: Non-quadratic form of whiteout

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Non-quadratic form of whiteout
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:24:33 +0200
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Kieren MacMillan <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi David,
>> I don't see what the point in that would be.  You put a white rectangle
>> on every point of the shape.  That's all.  The outline will be traced by
>> pieces parallel to the original outline, with some handover when the
>> baton of the outermost shape passes between corners of the rectangle.
> Ah! That’s a very elegant solution. Is that difficult to implement?

It's sort of what the shaped contour already does I think (shape+outline
or outline+shape is pretty much the same thing).  It may be using polar
coordinates rather than rectilinear ones.

David Kastrup

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