blendColor that doesn't need additional setup code

Andreas Pakulat apaku at
Tue May 29 09:21:39 BST 2007

On 29.05.07 09:23:49, Thomas Zander wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 May 2007 02:28:09 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > does that make sense? =)
> Well, it confirms quite well what I said a couple of days ago;
> Ingo, you and Andreas all have different solutions for what to do with the 
> alpha channel.
> Ingo even had an if/then solution in there to make the blending behave 
> conceptually different depending on wheather there is an alpha channel 
> set at all.
> Now, I don't mean to be rude and I don't mean to cut off well meant 
> energy, but I really like to have people wait this one out for, say, a 
> month to get our bearings and get various real life examples written.
> With real use cases and code we can then look at those and quite probably 
> we can come up with a concept of "what should it do" that are a bit more 
> aligned then our opinions are now.
> For the record; I'm certainly not against changing the signature, never 
> have been. I just think that currently we are practicing design by 
> committee and that just doesn't give you results that are good enough.
> So, bottom line, its very very likely that we will change the signature on 
> that new method soon (I hope that the release team doesn't have a problem 
> with it ;)
> And lacking any colors experts that are great at designing APIs at the 
> same time, lets first figure out a diverse enough set of usecases before 
> we do so, to make an informed decision.
> Can everyone live with that?

Fine with me.


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