[Oberon] RE: Gadgets with long strings

Patrick.Hunziker at unibas.ch Patrick.Hunziker at unibas.ch
Wed Apr 21 18:33:21 CEST 2004

a longer string is a possibility.
Texts.Text is a system supplied 'long string' entity; it is also useful if you 
want to have more functionality not available in a 64Byte string, like text 
formatting/coloring, and all add-ons (storing,loading,searching etc) are 
already implemented. I suspect that if you use a Texts.Text as Model Gadget 
for your visualisation, less specialisation is necessary and more interaction 
with standard gadgets features is possible, compared to custom-implemented 
long strings.

John Stout wrote: 
... I have thought a bit more about it and think that
since I want to attach a model gadget to a panel I will extend JM's Reminder
system for the basic idea, but, and this is the crucial point I think I
missed, extend the normal Gadgets.AttrMsg to allow longer strings. This will
mean, I think, that Columbus can no longer read/write the SQL statement
(unless it is 63 or fewer characters in length), but then I might as well
have a specialist panel for handling my Data* models and views.

Can you, or anyone else, see a problem with this?

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