[Scilab-users] xsave or save

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
2 messages Options
Antoine Monmayrant Antoine Monmayrant
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

[Scilab-users] xsave or save

Hello all,

Just wondering what is the normal way to save graphics nowadays.
I just had a look at 'help xsave' to see whether it is deprecated or
whether this is the official way to do it.
This page reads:

"For graphics xsave(file_name,win_num) use preferably
save(file_name,scf(win_num))."

Hmm, I don't get it.
Does it mean that I should better use "save(file_name,scf(win_num))" for
graphics objects?
If it's the case, what is the point of xsave?

I'm a bit lost...

Antoine

_______________________________________________
users mailing list
[hidden email]
http://lists.scilab.org/mailman/listinfo/users
Samuel GOUGEON Samuel GOUGEON
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: xsave or save

Hello Antoine,

Le 28/09/2020 à 17:20, Antoine Monmayrant a écrit :
Hello all,

Just wondering what is the normal way to save graphics nowadays.
I just had a look at 'help xsave' to see whether it is deprecated or whether this is the official way to do it.
This page reads:

"For graphics xsave(file_name,win_num) use preferably save(file_name,scf(win_num))."


This indication is clearly outdated, since save() now processes only named variables: expressions like "scf(win_num)" are no longer accepted.

I agree that the motivation for using xsave() instead of save is quite obscur.
Maybe there were some good reasons to implement a specific function (or may be not),
but today xsave(filename, idf) appears to be only a shortcut for

idf = findobj("figure_id",idf);
save(filename, "idf")
clear idf

Is it really worth having a specific public function, instead for instance of opening the overload for save(filemane, figure_handle) ?

Hmm, I don't get it.
Does it mean that I should better use "save(file_name,scf(win_num))" for graphics objects?
If it's the case, what is the point of xsave?

I'm a bit lost...


If you do not think it's worth keeping xsave, please do not hesitate asking on bugzilla for obsoleting it and opening save() to overloading according to it's 2nd argument.

Regards
Samuel



_______________________________________________
users mailing list
[hidden email]
http://lists.scilab.org/mailman/listinfo/users