Subject: Re: pruning "redundant" properties while editing
From: Dom Lachowicz (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 12 2001 - 12:30:27 CST
http://bugzilla.abisource.com/show_bug.cgi?id=247 gives some more insight
into this RFE (IMHO, this is not a bug, but still something that should be
fixed). I think that somewhere in the PT we aren't recognizing that the
properties are the same as the defaults in pp_Property.cpp and thus not
ignoring them. Just a thought. I guess that I will look into this sometime
>Bummer. I was hoping I could motivate someone (not necessarily you) into
>investigating the behavioral difference I identified. I have a sneaking
>suspicion that our UI is subtly wrong, and that the right pruning algorithm
>might give us both:
> - a cleaner file format, *and*
> - a better user experience.
>Oh well. I tried. ;-)
> >I was just wondering if there was magic command to the piecetable that
> >would make an attribute or property go away.
>There might be. See #3 in the original post. However, the reason I went
>into so much detail is that it's not clear that it'd be safe to *use* such
>command without also dealing with the larger issue described.
>PS: Making the full change here is mostly a matter of getting the desired
>behavior completely specified. Once any design implications of the change
>are clear, the actual implementation should take a day or two, if that.
>says, crossing his fingers and squinting.)
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