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I have been running some tests with the java.awt.geom API and i have a question about the Shape Class and i need to work with specifically the Area implementation.
I create 2 shapes, both Path2D types, then convert both to an Area. One shape in completely inside the other. When i do an intersect between the two i get some peculiar results.
If i say shape1.intersect(shape2), where shape2 is inside of shape1 completely, i get only the points for shape2. If i say shape2.intersect(shape1), then i get the original set of points for shape1...but regardless of which i do, the intersection test passes. I have read the API docs and i know that it says intersect checks for any polygon/rectangle that is inside of the area.
My issue is is that there is not a contains functions that works against areas..only against bounding boxes or 4 points. the getBounds2D() function talks of better precision but what if i had to check for contains with a triangle and one point of the triangle directly lies at the same x,y coordinate of the surrounding area? does the creation of the bounding box work with contains returning true?