RunRev for iPhone and iPod Touch
Björnke von Gierke
bvg at mac.com
Sat Feb 23 19:21:34 EST 2008
You complain that my handler deletes the data, so it seems I wasn't
clear enough. Obviously there's a custom property, called "data". This
is what you use to show later parts of, or sorted stuff of, in the
field. That is why I said "less memory efficient", because there's an
additional property containing all the data. Sure, dividing the
presentation from the actual data is much more work then having both
in one, but it also gives you more control.
Again I'm not against having all the data in a field, and I never
claimed my way of doubling everything in a cprop is simpler. But no
matter if runrev agrees that your proposal is a nice thing to have or
not, it isn't available now.
Also: You need to add a "set the itemDelimiter to tab" line for my
example code to actually work.
have FUN (extra caps for extra fun)
On 23 Feb 2008, at 23:53, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Never said it was. Not sure what that's about, unless "Ugh" is some
> acronym for the European Space Agency. ;)
> I just said it was inconvenient, and not the sort of thing I want to
> spent time teaching, nor presumably how RunRev would like to see
> potential new corporate adoptees spend their time learning.
>> For example:
>> on mouseUp
>> put 1 into doNotWantColumn
>> put 2 into sortByThisColumn
>> put the data of field 1 into theData
>> sort theData by item sortByThisColumn of each
>> split theData by column
>> delete variable theData[doNotWantColumn]
>> combine theData by column
>> put theData into field 1
>> end mouseUp
>> Obviously not as simple as not showing a column in the field, and
>> less memory efficient too, but on the plus side this is available
>> now, and most likely faster then a modified field object
>> (everything that has to do with fields is slow).
> But moreover, your handler does something so very different from the
> example I gave above that I'm not sure how it's relevant here. While
> three of us have explained the value of preserving data and just
> hiding it from display, if I read your handler correctly it
> completely deletes the column altogether.
> For performance and convenience, compare your handler to what I and
> others here are proposing with zero-width columns:
> on mouseUp
> sort lines of field 1 by item 2 of each
> end mouseUp
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