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From: Peter Stuge <peter AT stuge DOT se>
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Subject: Re: [geda-user] Find rat lines
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John Doty wrote:
> Short circuits involve engineering intention

What? The short circuit discussed here is about separate nets in the
netlist being connected together by copper in a design.


> > The only bad thing with PCB's method is the highlighting of shorts
> 
> I don't think that a program can reliably deduce the intention of
> the designer here

I don't think anyone is working toward such a goal. Why do you think
that?

The goal is to visualize violations of intent - nets connected
together in spite of being separate in the netlist - in the most
useful way possible, to save the board designer's time searching
for the violating connection.


//Peter

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