[Kst] [Bug 118737] New: Equation names generation could be improved

Nicolas Brisset nicolas.brisset at eurocopter.com
Tue Dec 20 18:51:59 CET 2005

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           Summary: Equation names generation could be improved
           Product: kst
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: unspecified
        OS/Version: Solaris
            Status: NEW
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kst kde org
        ReportedBy: nicolas.brisset eurocopter com

Version:           1.2.0_devel (using KDE 3.4.0, compiled sources)
Compiler:          gcc version 3.4.3
OS:                SunOS (sun4u) release 5.8

This was first suggested in bug #117817 (fit labels update problem) but Andrew said it belonged in a separate report...
There are now actually two ideas, but I suppose they are strongly linked together so that one report should be OK.

If you create an equation with the expression "[Vec1] +  1.5]", in the corresponding legend it will say "Vec1 + 15". This can be misleading... If there is no compelling reason to drop dots in the equation names, I'd suggest keeping them.

Similarly, if the name is too long it will be truncated with an ellipsis. While this may be required to fit in a legend box for instance, I think it would be better to keep the complete name e.g. to find it in the data manager. If at some point we need to make it shorter, wecan probably used a KSqueezedText or similar class that will care for that "downstream".

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