2D boundary offset is -- in mathematical terms -- the construction of a boundary
at a given distance from a specified open or closed boundary.
In the image above, the red boundary has been offset numerous times to produce the green
2D boundary offset is all around us. Cabinet trim,
picture frames, streets and highways, art designs, landscaping, bottle labels,
and neon signs all use boundary offset. If you look around you, without a doubt,
you will find other things which were made using a boundary offset calculation.
Constructing an offset boundary by hand is not that difficult.
What is difficult is getting a computer to do it reliably.
The little floating point round-offs that don't bother us humans cause computer programs
to trip and fall face-first on their little flat-panel screens.
"Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs.
Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to to,
let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings
what we want a computer to do."
Donald E. Knuth
Building Block Software can help you vastly reduce the amount of time you and your colleagues spend studying and understanding code.