Re: Problem/bug with ends of thick lines in graphics

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg88465] Re: Problem/bug with ends of thick lines in graphics*From*: Alexey Popkov <popkov at gmail.com>*Date*: Tue, 6 May 2008 06:38:31 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <fvhe27$3t8$1@smc.vnet.net>

On May 3, 2:16 pm, David Reiss <dbre... at gmail.com> wrote: > In a quick search of things I haven't found a mention of the following > simple graphics issue and I'm checking in with the group to see if > there is a memory of its mention and if there is a simple fix (and > which is not a complicated hack) that I've not been able to come up > with. > > Consider the following graph: > > Plot[x, {x, 1/3, 3/4}, PlotRange -> {{0, 1}, {0, 1}}, > PlotStyle -> {AbsoluteThickness[20]}] > > When you plot it you will see that the line's ends are not > rectangular, whereas you would certainly want them to be so. (An > alternative would be to have them be rounded, for example, but the > question will remain the same whatever your preference is.) Rather > they appear as polygonal in a way inconsistent with the line itself. Obviously this is a bug. Unfortunately this bug is not fixed in version 6.02. And in version 5.2 this bug does not appear. Thus this is regression bug! Some graphical functionality was broken in version 6!