[HarfBuzz] [docs] Design decisions

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Sun Oct 7 15:02:43 UTC 2018

Hi Nathan,

I wrote these two pages a few years ago:


On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 2:59 PM, Nathan Willis <nwillis at glyphography.com>

> As many of you know, I'm working on writing & fixing up documentation for
> the next few months. One of the big pieces (among several) is the
> high-level, read-me-first User Manual content type. [In contrast to, for
> example, detailed symbol references].
> I've decided that we need a short section that talks about the design
> decisions made for HarfBuzz. Including things like not using the C++
> standard library, memory-mapping, etc. That sort of detail helps out people
> who are evaluating whether or not HarfBuzz meets their use case.
> I've come across several of these just in the course of going through the
> source and in various talks I've seen. But I'm certainly not going to infer
> all of the right ones that way, so I'm asking you all.... What should be
> included in this section?
> Thanks,
> Nate
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