Why isn't Rev more popular?
runrev at wjm.org
Fri Dec 2 11:42:21 CST 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:
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...
> Thursday, December 1, 2005, 7:47:19 PM, you wrote:
>> 14) Not advancing the HyperTalk (Transcript) language further. New
>> tend to come in the form of functions instead of English-language stuff
>> makes this language a joy to use. The code is looking more and more like
> 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
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