[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] X11 uniform scaled wide lines and dashed lines; STROKE_CONTROL in Pisces

Jim Graham james.graham at oracle.com
Sat Dec 18 00:28:35 UTC 2010

Hi Denis,

Lines 1094-1096, they could also be NaN if any of the numerators were 
also zero and these tests might fail (but only for the case of all of 
them being zero I guess, otherwise one of the other divisions would 
result in infinity).  Are accidental infinities (caused by overflow 
rather than d==0.0) really a problem for the code to handle?

I don't have any recommendations on your comment about the code that 
tests q for zero.  You could probably check if 2*u and -u were distinct 
as an alternate test, but that would cost you a cbrt() call.  In 
general, though, I'm guessing it's a rare case so saving the call to 
cbrt() is probably not important.  I will note, though, that if a number 
is very close to 0, but not 0, then its cube root will be a larger 
number than the original.

I just noticed that the code you are replacing actually used to refine 
the roots so maybe you should do some of this magic.  However, it only 
bothered to refine the roots if there were 3 roots and they were near 0 
or 1 (because that might cause the caller to reject the root if it fell 
on the wrong side of 0 or 1).  Either way, look and see if fixRoots() 
and its friends are dead code now and/or if they should be replaced with 
your refinement techniques below.

I tried to review the code for correctness of formulae, but since I 
never really understood how the first version worked (I just copied it 
from Numerical Recipes), all I could do was to compare to the old 
version that it was similar to.  Frustratingly, the variable names 
conflicted and one of the values was calculated with reversed sign so it 
ended up being more frustrating than educational.  :-(

Since you apparently tested the new code extensively and got it from a 
source that had some amount of editorial review - I'll trust that 
process instead of my crossed eyes...


On 12/15/2010 7:13 AM, Denis Lila wrote:
> Hi Jim.
>> Also, I wrote new hit testing code in jdk6 that used bezier recursion
>> to compute the values and it ran way faster than any root-finding methods
>> (mainly because all you have to worry about is subdividing enough that
>> the curve can be classified as above, below, or to the left or right
>> and you're done), so the containment methods could probably be fixed by
>> simply using the new code in sun.awt.geom.Curve and this method could
>> be updated with the new equations you found and left as an "approximate
>> method" like it always has been?
> Well, I already have half the code I need to implement the ideas I
> wrote, so... why not?
> However, making solveCubic that good does not really seem to be a high
> priority, so how about we quickly push just the new implementation I
> found so we can fix most cases where an obvious root is missed, then
> push this dashing/AA webrev (which will depend on the new solveCubic),
> then I can fix the implementation of intersect using the recursive
> subdivision you mentioned, and then I can take my time finishing
> the implementation of the ideas from my last e-mail (these bugs/rfes
> have waited 10+ years - they can wait 1-2 more months). Right now,
> I would like to give priority to better pisces support of the new
> parallelogram pipes and this bug:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=662230
> Here's the webrev for the new solveCubic implementation:
> http://icedtea.classpath.org/~dlila/webrevs/cc2d/webrev/
> Regards,
> Denis.

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