In a sense it may.

Thanks.

>----Original Message----
>From: si...@budig.de
>Date: 01/02/2016 11:17
>To: <gimp-user-list@gnome.org>
>Subj: Re: [Gimp-user] A better way to close a path where an end node 
is on top of a start node
>
>uga...@talktalk.net (uga...@talktalk.net) wrote:
>> Simon - I don't see how this will work in the scenario described.
>
>We're talking about programmatically constructing a stroke within a
>vectors object, that has its end node placed on the start node and 
then
>is supposed to be closed. right?
>
>I started a new gimp instance and issued the following commands in the
>script fu console:
>
>> (gimp-image-list)
>(1 #(1))
>
>> (gimp-vectors-new 1 "testpath")
>(3)
>
>> (gimp-image-insert-vectors 1 3 0 0)
>(#t)
>
>> (gimp-vectors-bezier-stroke-new-moveto 3 100 100)
>(1)
>
>> (gimp-vectors-bezier-stroke-cubicto 3 1 150 100 200 150 200 200)
>(#t)
>
>> (gimp-vectors-bezier-stroke-cubicto 3 1 150 200 100 150 100 100)
>(#t)
>
>> (gimp-vectors-stroke-get-points 3 1)
>(0 18 #(100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 150.0 100.0 200.0 150.0 200.0 200.0
>150.0 200.0 100.0 150.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0) 0)
>
>> (gimp-vectors-stroke-close 3 1)
>(#t)
>
>> (gimp-vectors-stroke-get-points 3 1)
>(0 12 #(100.0 150.0 100.0 100.0 150.0 100.0 200.0 150.0 200.0 200.0
>150.0 200.0) 1)
>
>This is constructing a path with two bezier segments, where the end of
>the last segment coincides with the start of the first segment.
>
>As you can see gimp-vectors-stroke-close reduced the number of points:
>Gimp has determined, that the first and the last control point are on
>top each other and that their respective control handles do not hold
>relevant information (since their coordinates are identical with the
>anchor handle).
>
>So the final result after the stroke-close contains exactly six 
handles
>(i.e. the coordinate array contains 12 elements). Which IMHO is the
>desired result.
>
>I hope this helps,
>        Simon
>
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