8441Re: [Clip] Clip Call
- Apr 23, 2002This would be a good one for the NoteTab Reference Outline.
----- Original Message -----
From: "dah11us" <dhayes@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Clip] Clip Call
> --- In ntb-clips@y..., Jim Hall <jehall@j...> wrote:
> > Stephen and Dah,
> > At 11:27 PM 4/15/2002 -0700, you wrote:
> > >Hi Dah,
> > >On Monday 15 April 2002 10:22, you wrote:
> > >> I noticed that the clip command ^!Clip clip-name does not . . .
> > >> call clips whose clip-name begins with an underscore. However,
> I . . .
> > >> work around this . . . by specifing the clip-name sans the
> > >> underscore character in the clip-name attribute of this
> command. Is
> > >> this a bug?
> > >>
> > >No, that's the way it was planned. Formally, the underscore does
> not exist
> > >when it is the first character in a clip name. Two clips, one
> named _tags
> > >and the other named tags would technically be sharing the same
> name. (The
> > >clip command would call the first one it came to, probably the
> earlier of the
> > >two on the list.)
> > >Other things happen too, as in John's reply.
> > >So what you have been thinking of as a work-around is really just
> > >ordinary way to do it. (Keep up the good work.)
> > FWIW
> > The "Disabled" (Can allow Conditional Execution by NoteTab) form of
> a "Clip" is denoted by being Grayed Out and when clicked on causes
> NoteTab to do nothing. NoteTab may independently execute this form of
> Clip if a predefined set of conditions are met or if an expected
> event occurs. NoteTab recognizes a Clip to be of this format when the
> Clip Header is preceded by an Underscore.
> > Regards,
> > Jim
> Stephen and Jim,
> This is all very well, but seems a bit awkward.
> For example, if the underscore is as you say, a special character,
> then perhaps NTP should handle its use better. For example, if I use
> the underscore character as the first character in a clip name as an
> attribute of the Clip command (a very normal thing to do initially
> for most clip writers), then sensible error message should point me
> in the right direction. Instead, I had to research the "work
> around". Wasted time. Also, I found no ready source of help on this
> topic in NTP help.
> Where are special character characteristics described?
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