hh at hyperhh.de
Sat Feb 24 12:57:56 EST 2018
> Richard G. wrote:
> When we query the properties of any object, we get an array that lets us
> understand and even reproduce that object easily.
> Except with widgets.
> When we query the properties of a widget we get only the subset of
> properties common to all widgets, but none of the properties unique to
> any given widget type.
> Should the widget spec be enhanced to map its unique properties to be
> included among "the properties" array?
A widget is not an ordinary "object". It's more like a micro-standalone.
You'll get what the author provides, as with a standalone or an external.
The documentation and property-infos are a *lot* of work and will raise
the price of a widget (if not free), just as with standalones or externals.
> Brian M. wrote:
> One other thing that could be done is to extend the export to include
> everything that the engine knows about the widget (i.e. add the
> properties array to it).
The widget author can already do that by defining a list of persistent
properties. Why should the engine override that?
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