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This page describes the motivation and design for a refactoring of diagrams, to give them a semantics based on computing fixed points of functions from "context" information to raw tree of primitives together with some summary information.

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1 Reference

See the original "manifesto" and ensuing mailing list discussion here: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.diagrams/383

See also later IRC discussion beginning here: http://ircbrowse.net/browse/diagrams?events_page=935

2 Detailed design

Most of the changes should be in the diagrams-core package, though a few things in diagrams-lib may need to change as well.

2.1 diagrams-core

No changes should be necessary to the following modules (all prefixed by Diagrams.Core: Envelope, HasOrigin, Juxtapose, Names, Points, Query, Trace, Transform, V

I'm not sure about Style yet.

2.1.1 Diagrams.Core.Compile

2.1.2 Diagrams.Core.Types

2.2 diagrams-lib