Characters not displaying in a field?
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Jan 19 00:13:39 CST 2005
kee nethery wrote:
>> The maximum number of chars that can be on any given line is 65,535,
>> and the total field max is about 4Gb.
> thank you. I can watch for long lines and then put up an alert telling
> them that it's there, they just cannot see it.
> Also, these limits should be in the docs.
Agreed. I came across them in the old MC docs a while back, which are
normally more anemic than the Rev docs. But this is what it took me to
find them in Rev:
1. Open Documentation
2. Typed "Li"
3. Dismissed a dialog telling me that "Li" could not be found.
4. Managed to type an "m" before -
5. Dismissed a dialog telling me that "Lim" could not be found.
6. Squeezed in typing an "i" when -
7. Dismissed a dialog telling me "Limi" could not be found.
8. Typed the "ts" really fast, which brought up:
Commands and Function
Memory and Limits Reference
No sooner could I ask "What is this doing in 'Commands and Functions'?"
than I discovered that while the other limits are shown (number of
objects in a group, length of object names, etc.), and it does mention
the number of chars in a line, it doesn't mention that this also applies
to using the sort command on a variable.
Even with that minor ommission it's a good read, and if you're a quick
typist you might be able to cut the number of steps to get there down to
four or five. ;)
PS: Is there a preference to turn off the "Constantly try to search
whatever's being typed in real-time" option in favor of any more
explicit option (Enter key, "Search" button) like one finds in nearly
any other search box?
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