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From: autofrettage <autofrettage@protonmail.ch>
To: "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Why is an image width restricted to being between 0 and 200% of the text area
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 11:16:41 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <0EIkYJdN3eiT755CXExWoUf_KyUk4WhHGceG6b0V4W4JYsZxefgbMqnQCZ-SHJAxggpaBZ4hjE6HDs7WE7JI0jWR6zUnGNOKY6KHXM6ab9A=@protonmail.ch> (raw)


If org mode won't blow up, kick out the restriction.

It is not up to us to decide what users will have use for or not. Besides, if someone specifies an outrageously wide picture by mistake, it's a mistake which is easy to spot and fix.

I finish my argument with a small war story. Many years ago  my colleagues and I tried to create a computational grid around a ship, for flow simulations. However, the grid generation program refused to follow our instructions, no matter what we tried. We reported this to the company behind the grid generation software, and it turned out they had imposed a 1000 m size limit on grids.

It just so happens that many merchant ships are almost 400 m long, and when you extend the computational grid sufficiently up- and downstream, you get a grid well over 1000 m long. Given the magnitude limit for double precision floating point numbers, 1000 m was a ridiculous limit.


             reply	other threads:[~2021-11-23 11:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-11-23 11:16 autofrettage [this message]
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2021-11-23  6:16 Matt Huszagh
2021-11-23  6:17 ` Timothy
2021-11-23  7:00   ` Matt Huszagh
2021-11-23  7:01     ` Timothy
2021-11-23  7:21       ` Matt Huszagh
2021-11-23  8:14     ` Tim Cross

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