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Offline jcompton

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« on: August 08, 2002, 08:34:48 PM »
I have no idea how important these synonyms would be to other people, or if this is just a flat-out bad idea because it'll screw up everyone's highlighters, but I've noticed that for a long time we've been abbreviating long .d commands in discussion... A_T_T for ADD_TRANS_TRIGGER, etc.

Is it worth adding these as synonyms? I do not feel greviously wronged by typing out REPLACE_TRIGGER_TEXT, it's just a thought.

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2002, 10:42:40 AM »
Can I get either praise or condemnation from a fellow WeiDU'er or two for this idea? :)
                   
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2002, 12:14:30 PM »
This is a fine idea. I'll do the obvious big ones (ONE_TWO becomes O_T), make a list of any others you want.                    

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2002, 12:17:31 PM »
I think you're a man with too much time on his hands to come up with stuff like this and then prod me to offer an opinion ...  :P

But regardless, I think that adding in the abbreviations would be fine. I mean, honestly, I don't have that big of a problem with typing out the full command. It would still save time in the long run, though, so if Weimer's up for it ... what the heck!  :D                    

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2002, 12:25:41 PM »
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This is a fine idea. I'll do the obvious big ones (ONE_TWO becomes O_T), make a list of any others you want.
                   Those sound fine to me. I don't mind keeping INTERJECT as INTERJECT, since you probably wouldn't want to make it just I (or would you?)... INT would be okay but it's not symmetrical with I_C_T.

Don't care. I'm happy enough with A_S_T, A_T_T, I_C_T, etc.                    
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2002, 04:14:48 PM »
It sounds like a good idea, but please only as a shortcut ( I know you were probably meaning this, but it would be a nightmare to learn if you could only use shortened commands. It hard enough as it is :-)
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2002, 11:30:41 AM »
More suggestions:

      ("I_S_I", IF_SIZE_IS) ;

      ("R_A_T", REPLACE_ACTION_TEXT) ;

      ("R_B_B", REPLACE_BCS_BLOCK) ;

      ("R_S_T", REPLACE_STATE_TRIGGER) ;

      ("R_T_T", REPLACE_TRIGGER_TEXT) ;

                   
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2002, 01:39:41 PM »
Added, thanks.

I still think you should add the synonyms to the .d syntax list, though.

Oh, and you didn't ask, but I found dlexer.mll all by myself, I didn't need Katie's help or anything. :)                    
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2002, 05:53:57 PM »
Go Jason! Go Jason! If this freelance journalism (with an econ minor) doesn't pan out, a wonderful career awaits you in computer science.

Now, which d syntax list are you talking about? Something in the source code or something in the docs?                    

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2002, 06:25:39 PM »
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Go Jason! Go Jason! If this freelance journalism (with an econ minor) doesn't pan out, a wonderful career awaits you in computer science.

'Tis better to, uh, have been patronized and lost than not to have been patronized at all.

That, I suppose, is why I asked for it. :)

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Now, which d syntax list are you talking about? Something in the source code or something in the docs?

d_file : action_list

action : BEGIN filename [ flags ] state_list


That one.                    



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