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Re^2: State of the art of PDFs in Perl

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Oct 28, 2012 at 07:19 UTC ( #1001256=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: State of the art of PDFs in Perl
in thread State of the art of PDFs in Perl

Does this really read as "jaw-dropping incredulity" to you:

Take note that PDF coordinates are not quite what you're used to. The coordinate, (0, 0) for instance is at the lower-left hand corner. Thus, x still grows to the right, but y grows towards the top.

To me, it reads like a short, simple, head's up that just might save a few people from tearing their hair out.


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Comment on Re^2: State of the art of PDFs in Perl
Re^3: State of the art of PDFs in Perl
by kcott (Abbot) on Oct 28, 2012 at 08:29 UTC

    Gosh! My comments have elicited far more response than I anticipated. :-)

    I did get the sense that the message being conveyed was: Hey, this is really weird but true - believe it or not, it does this ...

    Being told by the author what I was used to, certainly rubbed me up the wrong way; so, I've considered whether that coloured how I read the remainder of the line. Having revisited the text, I can't say that my opinion has been swayed. We'll just have to agree to disagree on that one.

    In closing, I might just point out that I was not denigrating the module as a whole: I did say that I used it to successfully complete the task. My comments (in the second paragraph) only refer to one line in the documentation.

    -- Ken

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