> > The time/date stamp produce by
> > set time
> > comes out near the lower left corner of the graph instead of the upper
> > right and it's rotated by 90 degrees so that it's oriented vertically
> > rather than horizontally.
> > I observe this with Gnuplot 3.6 Beta (patchlevel 315) running under
> > NT and with Gnuplot 3.6 Beta (patchlevel 325) running on a Sun
> > In the Windows case it shows up on the on-screen plot and in the Sun
> > workstation case it shows up in printout to a Postscript printer.
> > This is not how Gnuplot 3.5 behaves and it is not the behaviour
> > by the Beta 3.6 manual.
> Hmm - the code is explicitly placing it at the bottom left corner,
> and rotating it if possible (ie if the terminal driver supports it).
> So it looks like it was a feature change that didn't make it into the
> manual, rather than a bug...?
An "interesting" point of view. It's hard to argue that a bug isn't really
a new feature. I rather doubt it in this case. Orienting the time stamp
vertically rather than horizontally makes it less readable and that
partially defeats its purpose.
I haven't studied the code to any significant degree, but from my cursory
inspection I surmise that the actual insertion of the time/date stamp is
done in 'graphics.c' in the paragraph following the comment
/* PLACE TIMEDATE */
If you know how to modify this small section (or any other part of the
code) to achieve the correct behaviour, please e-mail me or post a message
explaining how to do it. If this is in fact a new "feature", it's not one
that I want and I'd like to restore my local copy to the original
J. J. Ottusch