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Subject: [geometry] Comparable distance from point to segment
From: Oleg Evseev (ev.mipt_at_[hidden])
Date: 20190206 13:53:59
Hi all,
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Could someone explain to me how comparable distance works for point (P) and
segment (AB), is it always shorten distance to line (length of red
perpendicular from P on the pic above) or really to "limited" segment 
nearest point _ON_ it (length of PA for the pic above)?
Thanks in advanced for help!
 With regards, Oleg.
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