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

Andre Garzia soapdog at mac.com
Thu Jul 1 12:08:29 CDT 2004

On Jul 1, 2004, at 1:38 PM, Dar Scott wrote:

> 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

If we are talking about those stupid big primes, there's no use trying 
to display them, we cannot  grab the big picture by seening a multiline 
serie of numbers... isn't it better to save the number to a file (TEXT, 
Xml...) or even a custom property. One could write a little TeX source 
file from a Rev app to render that number in a nice sheet! Yes, MisterX 
could make this prime crunching machine of his write to a TeX source 
file, TeX is free and with tons of Math add-ons.. This way his app 
would calculate the prime, write TeX file and use Shell command to 
render it and display it... it would solve the problem, and he could do 
nice formating tricks with the page!

PS: he could to PS or PDF too if he do not like TeX...


Andre Alves Garzia ð 2004 ð BRAZIL

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