I give up: how do you continue a line in Rev?
jbondy at sover.net
Fri Aug 19 07:09:47 CDT 2005
Great. You figured out how to make the Help system work successfully.
Try Filtering the Dictionary and the Topics with"continue". I get
Working with Rev should not be a game: it should be easy to locate this
information. I'm happy that you were able to find the information. I
still feel that the fact that I was unable to find it is NOT because I
was lazy, but because the IDE continues to be half-baked.
Jeanne A. E. DeVoto wrote:
> At 3:20 PM -0400 8/18/2005, Jon wrote:
>> I'm sure the answer to this question (how do you continue a line in
>> Rev) is simple. Where could I have found the answer to this simple
>> question in the documentation? I looked for "continue": no joy.
>> "line": no joy. I looked at the Scripting discussion, and I know
>> know all about comments, but nothing about continuing lines onto the
>> next line.
> "How to break a line in a script:
> If a line of code is too long to be easily displayed in the script
> editor, it is convenient to break it into more than one line for
> display, while still having Transcript treat it as a single line.
> You use the \ character to break a script line for display, as in the
> following example:
> set the thumbSize of scrollbar 1 to \
> (the height of group 1/the formattedHeight of group 1)
> When the above split line is executed, it's treated as a single line
> of code."
> The entry for "\" is also the first item returned when you search the
> dictionary for "continue".
> Writing documentation starts to seem kind of pointless when a large
> part of its target audience presents convincing proof, often, that
> much of that audience doesn't bother to read it.
> (Admittedly, this is one of the places where an index would be really
> useful, since you can set up an index to catch synonyms. On the other
> hand, a search would have succeeded here. Will someone who won't
> search use an index? Maybe, maybe not.)
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