Sorting...Is it just me?
xbury.cs at clearstream.com
xbury.cs at clearstream.com
Wed Oct 6 04:26:23 CDT 2004
I also noticed that unlike HyperCard, you can't sort the different
backgrounds in a stack...
Sort cds by bg id or sort bgs for example.
This is quite disappointing...
I tried also sort cards by the owner of each
and a bunch of other combos but no satisfaction...
Naturally, sorting by a field in a card which is
missing in another bg will cause a problem...
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> janschenkel at yahoo.com
> Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 10:21 AM
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> Subject: Re: Sorting...Is it just me?
> --- Mark Smith <mark at maseurope.net> wrote:
> > I've just spent an infuriating hour trying to figure out
> the strange
> > results of trying to sort a stack using the name of each
> card as the
> > key. Searching the list (with Mark Weiders excellent Archive Search
> > stack) has finally solved the problem, but I'm astonished....
> > Sort cards of stack "aStack" by the name of this card......"THIS
> > card"?????
> > I've been xTalking for more than ten years, and this form
> would never
> > have occurred to me in a million...
> > I mean, we wouldn't use:
> > Sort lines of fld "myField" by item 1 of this line
> > would we? Well of course we can't, quite rightly.
> > Surely "sort cards of stack "myStack" by name" or "by name of each"
> > would be more consistent.
> > Even the "english-like" nature of transcript is twisted by
> the current
> > form.
> > Anyone else think this is bizarre?
> > Rant over...
> > Mark Smith
> Hi Mark,
> While I can understand you find it counter-intuitive, it's
> mainly because "this card" is a synonym for "the current
> card" ; so slightly changing your code into :
> sort cards of stack "aStack" \
> by the name of the current card
> This version does exactly the same, but its purpose is much
> clearer, isn't it ?
> Jan Schenkel.
> "As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the
> same time." (La Rochefoucauld)
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