Hi, As for the "macro trap" - you are right that sometimes making a macro to do stuff takes (at least) the same amount of time that you'd spend doing it manually. BUT at least you are having fun developing it, you are using your brain at a different frequency, and over time you can build up a collection of macros that you can pull out and adapt for the situation at hand.
So - I'm all in favour of using macros! -Niels -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+nfa=maconomy.dk at lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+nfa=maconomy...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Steve Rickaby Sent: 23. januar 2007 17:33 To: framers at FrameUsers.com Subject: Re: How long to learn FrameScript? I'm wary of script languages generally because of the 'macro trap'. This is my term for a syndrome I noticed when I was a manager in the computer industry. It's real easy to think, 'Right, this is a tedious process, but I can automate it with a script and save *tons* of time'... and then spend twice as long developing and testing the automation than it would have taken to do the task manually in the first place ;-) I've even fallen into the macro trap myself... once, slightly scarily, with electronic *hardware*, during my postgrad research. I'm sure Rick never does this, though ;-) -- Steve _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as NFA at maconomy.dk. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/nfa%40maconomy.dk Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.