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Re: Snippets - !Makro

In article <cb418c6958.fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx>,
   Fred Graute <fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > But I think it makes sense to store Sets in Choices?

> Yes, I think that would make sense. But would that be the only location
> or should sets inside Makro be available too (like modes in StrongED)?

Most commonly applications are supplied with a default set of choices
inside. Then these are stored in Choices. StrongED is unusual in having
such a large set of user choices.

I have never found example sets to be of a lot of use except as examples.
I suspect most people using Makro would want to roll their own.

> > How many sets can Makro2 handle?

> The original 1.59 supported 32 (changeable in the source). Although that
> variable is still in Makro2 it's no longer used so the number of sets is
> now limitless (within reasonable bounds, of course).

Nice one. I have long had a Sets2 where I stored little used sets. I would
still do that, rather than clutter the Menu. Moving a set from Sets2 to
Sets is no trouble.

> > I can also see a use for sets to be stored anywhere and accepted when
> > dragged to the iconbar? Probably not worth doing unless easy. Maybe
> > these should be temporary sets so not listed in the menu?

> If they're not listed in the menu how would you switch to them? The bump
> icons simply move to the prev/next menu entry (slight simplification).

They would be ephemeral. Not listed in the Menu. Lost when another set is
chosen - but the set file is of course still where it should be.

I envisage this as a Set for a specific job being in the relevant
directory. If you need it, drag it to the Iconbar.

> Anyway, that's something to consider later. Right now I need to get back
> to VirtuDesk and then StrongED so work on Makro needs to be put on hold.

Good to hear! We've not had an update since 4.70a13 (11-Oct-2018) and I
know you have been doing things off-stage.

One thing I find particularly annoying is the current EOL trimming.
Several times I have wanted to add a space or TAB to the ends of a block.
Currently they are trimmed before you can use them.

Richard Torrens.
http://StrongED.Torrens.org for StrongED instructions (in preparation) and mailing list archives