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8441Re: [Clip] Clip Call

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  • Larry Hamilton
    Apr 23 4:47 PM
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      This would be a good one for the NoteTab Reference Outline.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "dah11us" <dhayes@...>
      To: <ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com>
      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
      > the
      > > >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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