Constant 'Nonsense' about RR documentation
dburgun at dsl.pipex.com
Wed Nov 30 08:57:35 CST 2005
>David Burgun wrote:
>>This is from the Answer command:
>>The prompt is a string (or any expression that evaluates to a
>>string). The dialog box expands if necessary to fit the contents.
>>This just doesn't happen, in many cases it just gets chopped off.
>>There are other instances, but I really can't be bothered to find
>>them right now.
>>RunRev is different in this respect and many times no one seems to
>>actually know what is *supposed* to happen and I get a number of
>>work arounds to a problem (from this list mainly) that may or may
>>not work in all situations.
>>The thing is that in the case of the answer dialog it has been
>>known about for a long time it seems. We have just had a new
>>release of RunRev but the documentation was not changed. This is
>>the problem, not that there are errors in the docs, just that they
>>are not fixed or updated promptly either to make the code match the
>>docs or the docs match the code.
>As I mentioned earlier, prior to 2.6 the dialog box *did* expand
>both it's width and height as it says in the docs. But for HIG
>compliance reasons, RR decided to limit the dialog box to expand a
>maximum fixed width and thus introduced the bug you have discovered.
>In fact the basic dialog box still does expand it's height to fit
>the contents (up to a point, then it creates a scrolling field), so
>the docs are correct in that instance.
>Simply applying my patch will fix the problem you encountered. I'm
>sure the patch will be included in the next rev of Rev.
Ok, I understand the reasons why it happened and I have your patch
and I do hope that it is rolled into the next release.
BTW, Thanks for doing that patch! It was really good of you, this one
of the really great things about RunRev, the abilty to patch like
>I'm sorry it's so frustrating for you. Come to think of it, it was
>somewhat frustrating for me a few years back when I started. I spent
>a lot of time reading the list archives, and purchased all the docs
>available and read them. Still, it _was easier_ than learning ASP,
>and the host of other technologies one has to wade through to just
>put up a simple web app.
This one really was frustrating to be honest, I placed the answer
dialogs to find a bug and the Answer problem just threw me!
The other problem is that I had another problem with a bogus group
causing the menuBar to stop working, since this was the same Stack,
you can't help thinking that the problem *might* be caused by
something bogus in the stack. Then you waste time looking for that!
Anyway, all resolved now!
And I totally agree RunRev is much easier to learn than the languages
you mention above!
All the Best
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