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Re: [StrongED] RFC; Changing the choices system
In message <545211c92fcvjazz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Chris Newman <cvjazz@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In article <ef70055254.fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx>,
> Fred Graute <fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > In message <5451dc569bcvjazz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Chris Newman <cvjazz@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > In article <edbb825054.fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx>,
> > > Fred Graute <fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > In message <958e425054.gavin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > Gavin Wraith <gavin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > > > > In message <df59f24f54.fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > > > Fred Graute <fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > >If you have any thoughts on this then please join in!
> > > > >
> > > > > Very interesting to see this nesting of scopes.
> > >
> > > > Another example is the wrapwidth, changing that in the choices window
> > > > doesn't affect the text/view at all - it only changes the mode level.
> > > > This because the wrapwidth can be set from the Infobar and that takes
> > > > precedence.
> > >
> > > Thank goodness you've explained that. I thought I was going mad!
> > It's always a good idea to raise any such issues here so that they can
> > be explained. It will also let me know about areas that can be improved,
> > be that by clarification in the manual or changing StrongED's behaviour.
> Don't know if you've ever used Powerbase, a shareware database for RISCOS
Yes, I've used but it was a long time ago.
> but in the iconbar "Preferences" there is the opportunity to save the
> settings in 1. the programme, 2.the database which is open at that moment or
> 3. for a particular user. ie you can define at which level at which your
> settings are implemented. Is that too complex a schema for all the different
> parameters available in StrongEd?
Actually my initial proposal is more complicated than the Powerbase
model, so the answer would be 'No'. :-)
The program level is similar to all modes, and database level is either
mode or text level. User level isn't suitable for StrongED, better to
have that at OS level.
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