Text Processing

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Mar 28 14:51:19 EST 2006

Dave Calkins wrote:

> Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Couple that with the high productivity of Transcript's typelessness,
>> chunk expressions, and merge function (just to name a few), Rev would
>> seem a worthy contender for anything involving a lot of text  
>> processing, on the desktop or the server.
> True, Rev "COULD" be a worthy contender for anything involving text  
> processing, but not until they add a few of the very basic text editing  
> tools that end users need.
> Individual Paragraphs in Fields
> (BZ #2194)
> http://support.runrev.com/bugdatabase/votes.cgi? 
> action=show_bug&bug_id=2194
> Centering Individual lines of Text
> Indented Paragraphs
> I just created a new BZ #3464 for this request
> http://support.runrev.com/bugdatabase/show_bug.cgi?id=3464

Those are indeed valuable, but in the generic sense they're not "text 
processing" features so much as for "word processing", the former being 
related to parsing, searching, and re-assembling text, with the latter 
related more to the formatting and presentation of text.

And of course with web apps, which started this thread, those features 
don't come into play at all.

But I share your enthusiasm for these, and look forward to reading what 
the folks at RunRev have to say on these....

  Richard Gaskin
  Managing Editor, revJournal
  Rev tips, tutorials and more: http://www.revJournal.com

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