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[StrongED] Re: Manual - Shortcuts

In article <4bb8c20f57.fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx>,
   Fred Graute <fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In message <570f547ba7Lists@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>           "Richard Torrens (lists)" <Lists@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Section on Shortcuts done:
> > http://stronged.torrens.org/man/modes/syntaxmodefile.html#Shortcuts

> Referring to Shortcuts as macros can be confusing as the actions
> recorded using the Learn function (s-F9) are also called macros.

> Other text editors use terms like Insertion templates or Snippets, in
> 4.70 I'm using the name Snippets. The Shortcuts/Snippets in 4.70 are a
> lot more powerful than those in older versions.

Terminology is very definitely a problem: ideally I need to distinctly
colour (or otherwise identify) words that have a specific technical
meaning. As yet, I cannot even list them!

But a definition of Macro is
"A comparatively human-friendly abbreviation of complex input to a
computer program."

So the index will certainly list shortcuts as Macros since that is what
users may be looking for. The context being made plain by the sub item and
context. In any event, in the index
this is under Macro expansion.

So I think no confusion. But we certainly agree on the aim!

> >  * New parameter for Shortcuts; 'Space', expands the shortcut only if
> > followed by space.

> Jeremy has already explained this very well. Requiring a space at the
> end of the shortcut prevents it from being triggered unintentionally.

I evidently did not make my misunderstanding clear. What does 'Space'

	``1' '	<h1>\@</h1>\n\@
does not work. I tried various other ways of putting in a space, then

> >  * Shortcuts can recall previously entered fields.


> Hopefully that makes it clear enough.

In the "digest it later, when my brain doesn't ache" box! Thanks.

Richard Torrens.
http://www.Torrens.org for genealogy, natural history, wild food, walks, cats
and more!

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