On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 12:49:21PM -0500, Kevin Cozens <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > DB Browser should be consistent for one language even if its just the > "abstract PDB language". I don't think it should have different 'modes' to > have it show things depending on a user selectable plug-in language. That > would probably complicate things too much on the developer/documenter side. > I would think that making it consistent to Script-Fu (scheme) would be the > way to go.
(no objections form me) > > layer = gimp_layer_new (image,width,height,type,name,opacity,mode) > > layer = $image->layer_new (width,height,type,name,opacity,mode) > > I'm not sure what the difference is between Script-Fu and the "abstract PDB > language". Constant names for one thing, I thought? > The DB Browser should not include examples of the invocation of a given > function. Well, I am sure it will not contain examples for a long time in the future, but surely including examples in _any_ language, even if it's not the one you are developing in, are extremely useful. During normal development, examples are a hundred times better than lots of prose, even if the synatx is from a (slightly) different language. > given plug-in language. That should be considered beyond the scope of the > contents of DB Browser. Language specific information should be part of the > help system of the GIMP or more likely in external documentation. It's called "user friendlyness". I don't ask anybody to add examples to all the functions, but from a theoretic standpoint, having examples in the function reference makes for a very usable interface, because you aren't forced to look into different places for the same info. [lots of other stuff removed that I agree with] > I won't make any changes related to DB Browser information until it is > confirmed that changes are needed, Personally, I don't think they are *necessary*, but I don't object them, either. Not that my objection or agreement should weigh very much(!). > general sense. ie. move things towards language X), and which files need to > be updated (ie. ones ending in .c or is it .pdb with the .c files generated > from that?). AFAICR, most if not all of the pdb interface is created from the .pdb files. At least the constant names, docs etc. are in there. -- -----==- | ----==-- _ | ---==---(_)__ __ ____ __ Marc Lehmann +-- --==---/ / _ \/ // /\ \/ / [EMAIL PROTECTED] |e| -=====/_/_//_/\_,_/ /_/\_\ XX11-RIPE --+ The choice of a GNU generation | | _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer