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  • junja
    thanks hrs
    Message 1 of 9 , Apr 12, 2006
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      thanks hrs

      hsavage wrote:
      > junja wrote:
      > > hsavage wrote:
      > >>> junja wrote:
      > >>>> If I've understood right, the syntaxes for passing:
      > >>>> - an empty parameter (to a command) is ""
      > >>>> - optional parameters (in the help file) is []
      > >>>
      > >>> John,
      > >>
      > >> In the previous response I neglected to address the 'empty ""
      > >> parameter'.
      > >>
      > >> ^%EMPTY% = empty string
      > >>
      > >> ºvº
      > >
      > > Okay, but it would be nice if the example in the doc was
      > > definitive.
      > > Does ntb accept "" for an empty parameter?
      > > junja
      >
      > John,
      >
      > Yes, "" will suffice for ^%empty% in most cases I can think of if an
      > empty parameter is required.
      >
      > To trim blanks in a document without setting the menu option one could
      > use a clip, as below. Added to a Personal Clipbar this clip, as is,
      > trims the whole document but could be modified to trim a preselected
      > portion.
      >
      > <>·······Start Clip·······<>
      > H="Bla-Trim-nks"
      > ;_ Modified-Updated~Created_20060410
      > ;_ hrs ø hsavage·pobox·com_08:45:33a
      > ^!SetScreenUpdate 0
      > ^!Set %view%=^$GetRowTop$
      > ^!Set %rowcol%=^$GetRow$:^$GetCol$
      > ^!Select ALL
      > ^!Menu Modify/Lines/Trim Blanks
      > ^!SetView ^%view%:1
      > ^!Select 0
      > ^!SetCursor ^%rowcol%
      > <>········End Clip········<>
      >
      > ºvº
      > 06.04.10_07.31
      > "Cooking III; How Not to Inflict Your Diets on Other People."
      > hrs ø hsavage@...
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    • junja
      Thanks Abair
      Message 2 of 9 , Apr 12, 2006
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        Thanks Abair


        abairheart wrote:
        > --- In ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com, junja <junja@...> wrote:
        >>
        >> Which is fine if that's what you want systematically - but I
        >> want it only for clip programming. I didn't want to say
        >> this out loud but these two points are, it seems to me,
        >> weaknesses which can trip up the innocent. One in the doc,
        >> the other in the program.
        >
        > Actually, NoteTab's help is way better than most other software. Give
        > the problems with NoteTab help, what does that say about other
        > software?!
        >
        > The way to deal with ambiguities is to try them out several ways.
        >
        > Try for example:
        >
        > ^!SaveValue test="data"
        > ^!Info ^$GetValue(test)$
        >
        > and
        >
        > ^!Set %test%="data"
        > ^!Info ^%test%
        >
        > The above should illustrate one of the problems with NoteTab's quote
        > handling.
        >
        > Passing an empty argument to a command can be done with or without
        > quotes.
        >
        > If you are looking for ways to test for an empty argument, and run
        > into the "^&" interpretation problem, then consider passing a dummy
        > variable to the subroutine, which you test for and discard if found.
        >
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