Default TEXT setup in DRAW?
The DRAW dialect requires each TEXT command to setup its font, para, and other attributes. However, for things like GUI's, most of the time, those attributes are the same.
Question: should we find a way to specify default TEXT attributes that are valid for the duration of the DRAW block?
This would reduce the overhead for things like the GUI, which tend to use a large number of TEXT blocks within DRAW GOBs. (E.g. for text-list styles.)
Example of current method:
text 5x5 [font f1 para p1 "choice 1"]
text 5x25 [font f1 para p1 "choice 2"]
text 5x45 [font f1 para p1 "choice 3"]
Possible future method:
text-options [font f1 para p1]
text 5x5 "choice 1"
text 5x25 "choice 2"
text 5x45 "choice 3"
We may have talked about this before, but it's time to reach a conclusion.