Funcion Documentation Suggestion

David Burgun dburgun at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Mar 30 06:04:11 EST 2006


Hi,

Yes! I think that would be a great idea! I'm sure it would have saved  
me bundles of time in the past!

All the Best
Dave

On 29 Mar 2006, at 19:24, j.ballard at mac.com wrote:

> Hope this is a good place for this, my apologies if not.
>
> After doing trials of earlier versions of Rev, I've downloaded and  
> am giving the newest a 30-day run.
> So far, so good! The documentation/help has come a LONG way. It's  
> the best I've seen, and with that in mind, I'd like to offer a  
> suggestion for the documentation.
>
> In the functions dictionary, the following would be very helpful:
> A small space to allow user contributions and short code examples  
> that are relevant to the function (perhaps at the bottom after the  
> official definition). This could include gotchas, unusual uses of  
> the function, and simple syntax examples from real-world use.
>
> A case in point where this would help: I spent many hours trying to  
> work with the function revQueryDatabase(). No place in the function  
> dictionary could I find what was supposed to be returned by that  
> function. I finally found a post from the runrev list that  
> described someone else receiving "a weird incrementing number" as a  
> return. I still can't figure out what that returned value is or  
> what it is for. It'd be nice if the Rev gurus were able to submit  
> short tips, such as one explaining that return value, in the  
> function library.
>
> Regards,
> John Ballard
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