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Small WML Improvement

Post by Dave » April 28th, 2004, 8:32 pm

I have added a new feature to WML to make it slightly less verbose. I've always found it irritating that you have to write e.g.

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x=12
y=18
To specify a co-ordinate pair. So, I've added a feature to the language that allows you to specify it on the same line:

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x,y=12,18
This isn't a co-ordinate specific feature -- any set of values can be initialized like this. E.g.

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red,green,blue=200,0,0
Also, if you don't specify as many values as you do attributes, all the attributes without values will use the last value. That means that referring to my proposal for a better tiling system, instead of having to go,

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n=~h
ne=~h
se=~h
sw=~h
nw=~h
You could simply go,

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n,ne,se,sw,nw=~h
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Post by turin » April 28th, 2004, 9:41 pm

you cannot do something like this:

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x=1,2,3,4
y=4,3,2,1
in this new way, correct? (and yes, i realize that you could still just do it like above)
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Post by Dave » April 28th, 2004, 10:43 pm

turin wrote:you cannot do something like this:

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x=1,2,3,4
y=4,3,2,1
in this new way, correct? (and yes, i realize that you could still just do it like above)
No you can't do something like that.

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