"the effective visibility"
tereza at califex.com
Sun Aug 10 09:44:43 CDT 2008
On Aug 10, 2008, at 2:40 AM, Eric Chatonet wrote:
> Bonjour Tereza,
> Brilliant :-)
Replacing " of " with comma is an utterly reliable method. As a
programmer whose first professional work was in assembler, I'm always
looking for efficient-appearing* ways to script common operations.
Speaking in the general area of object-hierarchy traversal, I almost
convinced Mark Waddingham in Las Vegas to consider a new keyword: "my"
In any script, "my stack" would refer to the stack in which the
script's object lives. Same with "my group". Seems to me to be very
handy for scripts that would run while the default stack is set to
different stack as, for example, in dialogs. I often end up putting
any handler of substance in group or card or stack scripts so that I
can use "of me" to refer to local objects. I might change my
programming practice if I had an easy-to-type and semantically
transparent way that didn't require parsing "the long id of me" just
to affect the contents of an adjacent control!
* I say 'efficient-appearing' because who knows what is going on under
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