Using XCMDs/XCFNs in Revolution

Graham Samuel livfoss at
Fri Jul 12 03:34:00 EDT 2002

On Thu, 11 Jul 2002 15:57:27 +0200 yves COPPE <yvescoppe at> wrote:


>there is well 2 things that make problem :
>1) Table format in Rev doesn't exist and the chart with.
>2) Print capacity is very poor.
>For such difficult problem I use sometimes externals
>(listtable-chartoid and prinReport). I hope those points are better
>with new versions of rev.

Curses! I'm now at least half a year late in starting serious Revo 
work based on Mac-only  products I've already written using 
SuperCard. In one I make heavy use of HyperGraph and in all my 
products I need reasonable levels of printing sophistication 
currently provided by PrintReport. As one of my main motives is to go 
cross-platform, XCMDs/XCFNs wouldn't help me anyway.

HyperGraph (Boojum/Royal Software - still working in MacOS 9.2.2 
after all these years!) is essentially a chart-drawing utility which 
draws a repertoire of charts from data in arrays - I now think one of 
my early scripting projects will have to be something similar (but 
not a rip-off!), unless someone's already done it. I've missed a few 
weeks of this list - does anyone know of work already done in this 



         Graham Samuel / The Living Fossil Co. / London, UK

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