num of bgs versus num of grps
davis.phil at comcast.net
Wed Oct 12 19:27:35 EDT 2005
This reply is incomplete and may not solve anything, but here's my basic
starting point for keeping it straight mentally:
A basic difference between calling one of those collection objects a
'group' or a 'background' is SCOPE OF REFERENCE.
- When I talk about a 'background', I'm speaking in stack-level terms.
- When I talk about a 'group', I'm speaking in card-level terms.
This 'scope of reference' thing is [sort of] reflected in the counts
That's where I start in my thinking about them. From there I start
applying qualifications until distinctions become really muddy.
> Hi All,
> As there is a lot to do about background groups may be this is the
> right time to ask about a completely undocumented feature (at least I
> cannot find any reference to it (and I know this is not a reference
> either :-))
> < put the number of backgrounds > is different from (though the docs
> state group and background as equivalent) < put the number of groups >
> "put the number of groups" : will report the total number of groups on
> the current card (and not in the complete stack if it is a multicard
> "put the number of backgrounds" : will report the number of groups to
> be found at cardlevel of a complete stack (one or multicard stack).
> in a 1 card stack:
> - If there are several groups it will report the number of groups,
> whether the backgroundbehavior is set or not
> - if there is a group in a group in a ....... it will be counted
> as 1 group
> in a multicard stack:
> - it will report the total number of groups at cardlevel in that stack
> 3 groups on each of 2 cards without backgroundbehavior set to
> true will be reported as 6 groups
> - if the backgroundproperty of a group is set to true it will be
> counted only once
> 3 groups on each of 2 cards with backgroundbehavior of 1
> group set to true will be reported as 5 groups
> Can anyone confirm this?
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