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Re: status report

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: status report
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2009 08:24:10 -0800
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John Darrington <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm not sure how this can work without at least some sort of
> enhancement to the output generation, even if this is done at a high
> level.  

It will require some enhancements.  That's not a big deal.

> There will need to be some kind of out-of-band data to mark the
> spots to jump to.  The obvious thing to use would be a
> GtkTextMark.  It would be simple to add a mark each time
> execute_syntax is called, but that wouldn't mark individual
> proceduredures.

I'm going to replace the text-only output by proper graphical
output, so GtkTextMark isn't applicable.

> Other thoughts :
> * If we want the marks to survive Save/Load, then we'll have to
>   devise a way to encode them.
> * As for exporting to HTML etc, if the input is the current plain
>   text, the results aren't going to be very pleasing, I think.

The graphical output will be based on the internal representation
of the tables, and the export will happen from that same internal
Only wimps use tape backup: _real_ men just upload their important stuff
on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)
        -- Linus Torvalds

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