Why isn't Rev more popular?

Bill Marriott runrev at wjm.org
Fri Dec 2 12:42:21 EST 2005

Well for reasons I may not be aware of, all the new commands seem to be in 
the format, "revDoSomething" followed by parameters. Example:

    revAddXMLNode treeID, parentPath, nodeName, nodeContents

the official example:

    revAddXMLNode 9,"/","Balls",""

Why couldn't you say something like

    add node "Balls" to the root path of XML tree id 9

I'm not saying that is the exact perfect syntax, nor is it "compact," but it 
would be super readable/self-documenting and easy to remember. This is what 
I mean about advancing TransScript.


[Oh yeah, reason #15: Inability to copy and paste from the documentation 

"Mark Wieder" <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote in 
message news:102945525.20051202090638 at ahsoftware.net...
> Bill-
> Thursday, December 1, 2005, 7:47:19 PM, you wrote:
>> 14) Not advancing the HyperTalk (Transcript) language further. New 
>> features
>> tend to come in the form of functions instead of English-language stuff 
>> that
>> makes this language a joy to use. The code is looking more and more like
>> JavaScript (ugh).
> I'm intrigued by this. Can you explain this one for me? Are you
> referring to adding new keywords to the language, adding new syntax,
> or what? What would you look for that isn't currently available?
> -- 
> -Mark Wieder
> mwieder at ahsoftware.net
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