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What is the difference between getAnchor() and getCenter()?

asked in CSC201 Spring 2021 by (132 points)

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Nothing really. For some reason our textbook author wrote a getCenter() method for Circles, but a getAnchor() method for Images and Text objects, even though it really does return the center point.

I thought it would be more uniform if EVERY shape had a getCenter() method, so I updated that when I created graphics2.py.

However, I didn't remove the getAnchor() method because I wanted to make sure all the book code/examples would still work with graphics2...

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Would it be okay if we use getAnchor() method for every object or should we alternate between getCenter() and getAnchor() depending on the specific object type?

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I was wondering the same thing. But when I look at it I believe that they are the same thing

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