show: vs x:

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show: vs x:

Post by glennrp » 2016-11-12T07:14:52-07:00

I can't find anything other than one example in the documentation about "show:" and was wondering how it
differs from "x:" which at least appears in "-list format". Was it intended to be a replacement or synonym for "x:", as "canvas:" replaced "xc:" ?

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Re: show: vs x:

Post by fmw42 » 2016-11-12T09:56:47-07:00

The main difference for me is that with -write show: processing can continue while the image remains displayed. With -write x: processing stops until the window is closed.

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