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From: "Nicklas Karlsson (nicklas DOT karlsson17 AT gmail DOT com) [via geda-user AT delorie DOT com]" <geda-user AT delorie DOT com>
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Subject: Re: [geda-user] Pin: what is the difference between normal pin and
bus pin?
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> Looking through the documentation, I found that there is one feature
> of pin, named pintype:
> > The pintype is an enumerated type:
> > NORMAL PIN = 0
> > BUS PIN = 1 unused
> In all symbols in the gEDA distribution, and also in
> cvs, the pintype attribute set to 0, and 1 (BUS_PIN) is not used at
> all (as stated in documentation).
> I looked through the git history, but this did not make things
> clearer: there's no clear description, what is it for. It remains
> unused since its introduction in 2002.
> Is there any purpose (current or future) for such pins? The only
> difference I've found is that the bus pin is a bit thicker (and, of
> course, there is some actions in code dealing with it).

It must be supposed to connect a bus. According to my oppinion if no drawback is found type of pin should depend on what is connected on inside, in other words it would only be connection point where nets inside symbol could be connected to outside. A thick line however make visual sense for a bus.

Nicklas Karlsson

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