I give up: how do you continue a line in Rev?
mark at maseurope.net
Fri Aug 19 08:12:48 CDT 2005
I think the lesson here is that filtering is only a way of narrowing
down the actual keywords and function names in the dictionary, or the
topic titles in the topics section. If you don't know and can't guess
the keyword or whatever, it's necessary to search, instead.
On 19 Aug 2005, at 13:09, Jon wrote:
> Great. You figured out how to make the Help system work successfully.
> Try Filtering the Dictionary and the Topics with"continue". I get
> NOTHING here.
> 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
> 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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