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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1380 on: October 10, 2010, 03:53:04 pm »
As I've always said, I want a CtlgHelp style system.  The minus button could even be used instead of the plus. ;D
Not really, since 'W' is the letter on the minus key :( '0','.' or '_' are other options, though.
That's not how CtlgHelp works; if you're in a menu then you can press + on a command and see it's information. :)

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« Reply #1381 on: October 10, 2010, 03:54:02 pm »
yeah, ztrumpet is right.  I think :?

but yeah, one of those would be great!

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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1382 on: October 10, 2010, 03:54:27 pm »
Lol anyways i think we need Quigibo's input on the Fill() idea, and if it would take less code overall when using both setting and filling.

EDIT: And catalogue help would be cool :D But tricky o.O but i think its the best option.

EDIT2: Yeah Ztrumpet is right

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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1383 on: October 10, 2010, 03:55:05 pm »
As I've always said, I want a CtlgHelp style system.  The minus button could even be used instead of the plus. ;D
Not really, since 'W' is the letter on the minus key :( '0','.' or '_' are other options, though.
That's not how CtlgHelp works; if you're in a menu then you can press + on a command and see it's information. :)

No, it's in the catalog :)




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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1384 on: October 10, 2010, 03:55:41 pm »
Well, on the + key is the quotation mark, so no problems there. I'm just wondering '-' how it would work well...
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« Reply #1385 on: October 10, 2010, 03:55:45 pm »
yeah.  I'm guessing it's like in Omnicalc, where in the extra prgm commands you press + and it displays the parameters.

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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1386 on: October 10, 2010, 03:56:41 pm »
yeah.  I'm guessing it's like in Omnicalc, where in the extra prgm commands you press + and it displays the parameters.

Yeah, that sounds like a better alternative to CtlgHelp's style.

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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1387 on: October 10, 2010, 03:57:07 pm »
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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1388 on: October 10, 2010, 03:57:55 pm »
yeah, I mean, all you really need is the parameters, those usually speak for themselves.

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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1389 on: October 10, 2010, 03:58:46 pm »
I was aware of that; I was just wondering how it '-' could work well in the catalog with 'W' on it...
Edit: Directed at ztrumpet's post.
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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1390 on: October 10, 2010, 03:59:44 pm »
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Yeah, that's what I meant, it's in the catalog, not in the actual menus. I must have misunderstood what you said, sorry...

EDIT: Personally I think it'd be a better idea to use Omnicalc's syntax help, which is in the menu itself, instead of in the catalog, because a lot of catalog functions aren't used by Axe anyway.
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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1391 on: October 10, 2010, 04:01:55 pm »
Only about 20 of them are used by axe :P

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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1392 on: October 10, 2010, 04:02:40 pm »
Only about 20 of them are used by axe :P

Exactly. So it would be far less confusing if the syntax help were in the menus.




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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1393 on: October 10, 2010, 04:04:02 pm »
I can't wait for this to be in a somewhat finished stage (yeah, I'm getting off topic now :P)

I won't have to carry around 5 sheets of paper to refer to the multiple commands :D

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Re: Features Wishlist
« Reply #1394 on: October 10, 2010, 04:23:33 pm »
The fill command needs only to look up the address once when using a variable pointer:

Fill(0->{A},10) will fill all the bytes from A+0 to A+10 with zeros.  This is becasue when storing to a variable pointer, it returns the address instead of what was stored there.  You usually have this situation when dealing with appvars.

As far as static addresses... it could be optimized if it were pure assembly, but the problem is that unless I could guarantee that all the arguments were constants (using look-ahead parsing), I would have to push and pop the extra argument and it would not be any more efficient that using the static address twice.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2010, 04:24:02 pm by Quigibo »
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