[pstricks] conceptual question for pst-optexp
Herbert Voss
Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE
Wed May 28 22:54:59 CEST 2008
Christoph Bersch schrieb:
> I have a question regarding the design of new components for pst-optexp.
> Currently there are transmittive objects (e.g. lenses)
>
> \lens(A)(B){L}
>
> and reflective objects (e.g. mirrors).
>
> \mirror(A)(G)(B){M}
>
> In both cases all used nodes have to be defined by the user.
>
> Now I am planning to provide new objects with multiple internal
> reflections. That means that I have to define new nodes inside the
> object and make them accessible for the user in order to draw the beam.
>
> To illustrate the problem a bit, consider the following example:
>
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{pst-node}
> \SpecialCoor
> \makeatletter
> \def\pentaprism{%
> \edef\@pp at size{2\space}%
\def\@pp at size{2 }%
\pspolygon(! \@pp at size 2 sqrt div 0)%
(! \@pp at size 2 sqrt div 67.5 cos \@pp at size
mul 67.5 sin div sub \@pp at size)%
(! 67.5 cos \@pp at size mul 67.5 sin div
\@pp at size 2 sqrt div sub \@pp at size)%
(! \@pp at size 2 sqrt div neg 0)%
(! 0 \@pp at size 2 sqrt div neg)%
> \pnode(! \@pp at size 2 sqrt div 67.5 cos \@pp at size mul
> 67.5 sin 2 mul div sub \@pp at size 2 div){PentaPrism1}%
...
> would then create two nodes e.g. 'PPInput' and 'PPOutput' which can be
> accessed by the user lateron.
>
> Do you think this is a good way to implement it or are there better ways?
that is ok!
Herbert
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