21 years ahead in math and blocked by a stupid field display bug?

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Thu Jul 1 11:38:06 CDT 2004


On Jul 1, 2004, at 9:23 AM, MisterX wrote:

> if I display a just a 100 digits number the field which has its
> dontwrap set to false persist in not wrapping this number! EVERY
> other program I can paste this number into will wrap the number
> correctly but not RunRev...

There is a bugzilla entry on this topic.  Revolution requires white 
space to wrap.  Perhaps there will be a change.

To complicate things, if the width of the line is greater than 32K 
pixels, the field is not displayed correctly.

However, if you are serious...  The work to make up a number formatting 
function that wraps is nothing compared to the work to do indefinite 
digit math.  You might use it in a setprop that is for an alternative 
to the text property of the field and use it to set the text with the 
formatted value.  Too bad we can't make setprops for built-in 
properties.

Dar Scott



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