Why isn't Rev more popular?

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 17:16:33 CST 2005


Yes, I know the alternatives, it's just that as we were discussing the
limitations of Transcript's Englishness, I thought I would mention one
place where it seems inconsistent.

Sarah


On 12/4/05, Chipp Walters <chipp at chipp.com> wrote:
> You could use:
>
> if "fred" is not in myVar then...
>
> ?
>
> Sarah Reichelt wrote:
> >>...and that, of course, is the problem with Transcript being
> >>"English-like"... you tend to think that it *should* respond to
> >>English commands. In English
> >>
> >>hide field "xxx"    and
> >>if field "xxx" is hidden
> >>
> >
> >
> > The one that always irks me is "contains" and it's opposite.
> >    if myVar contains "fred"
> > This is simple and obvious, but there isn't an easy way to reverse it,
> > so you have to use:
> >    if myVar contains "fred" is false
> >
> > where I always feel you should be able to use something like:
> >    if myVar does not contain "fred"



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