Rev 3.5 Dictionary--User contributed notes!
devin_asay at byu.edu
Wed Apr 15 12:23:52 CDT 2009
I just want to put in a good word, an unsolicited plug for what I
think is the most underrated new feature in Rev 3.5--the ability to
add User Notes to the Rev Dictionary.
I've been playing trying this out since the beta version came out, and
I really love the potential. So far entries are few (or maybe they are
more abundant than I think, but there is no obvious way to search for
terms that have user comments added. See enhancement request <http://quality.runrev.com/qacenter/show_bug.cgi?id=7926
All you need to do to be allowed to post is get a (new) Rev Online
account. The notes are mediated for quality by RunRev so it takes a
day or two for them to show up. They have also said they don't want
people using the notes to point out bugs--that's what the Rev QCC is
for. I'm looking forward to everyone posting great example code
snippets and additional details to the Dictionary.
If you want to see what they look like, I've submitted entries for
dashes, defaultFolder, uniencode and unidecode, crop, formattedHeight,
and post, for example. I've happened upon others' notes for
imageSource, send, and rawKeyDown/Up. It would be great if folks could
start migrating their best scripting examples and tips to this new
resource. It could finally become the centralized, integrated, online
reference source so many of us have wanted for years.
Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
Brigham Young University
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