[Lazarus] PlotFunction patch declined?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Nov 7 11:53:14 CET 2017

On Tue, 7 Nov 2017, Werner Pamler via Lazarus wrote:

> Am 07.11.2017 um 10:55 schrieb Alexey via Lazarus:
>> https://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=32653
>> wp wrote: >>Sorry I will not fix this one because it opens another 
>> Pandora to add features well-established in TAChart.
>> Pls apply the patch. it makes several plots on one panel. What 
>> Pandora?? I don't know Pandora, I use Laz and LCL.
> First: in your patch it is not clear which curve belongs to which 
> function. Therefore, the next thing which will be requested it a legend. 
> I am 100% sure!
> Second: your patch is valid only for the event panel, not for the 
> expression panel. Next request will be to enter several expressions 
> there; this requires a proper design-time editor.
> And the more features are added the more requests will come up...
> In essence, all these patches will add features to the plot funtion 
> panel which are well-established in TAChart. It is a waste of time to 
> bring two charting packages to a comparable level and to maintain them. 
> And in fact, there's even a discussion going on among the developers to 
> move plotfunction out of Lazarus into ccr.

Are you going to make sure TAChart can do the plot during design-time ?


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