File: XTree:\Forum archive |Bottom_of_page

| View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg |

XTree Forum archive

Re: Configured "Command" keys - PROPOSAL PART 2 (ADDENDUM)

Posted By: Walter Rassbach <>
Date: Tuesday, 15 September 1998, at 10:45 a.m.

In Response To: Configured "Command" keys - PROPOSAL PART 2 (Walter Rassbach)

A few minor omitted/updated items:

1) I realized I left out a few "marker"-like items used in the command templates which would be used to indicate some internal ZTree actions, as follows:

[VIEW] Internal viewer
[CONS] ZTree's DOS/command-console
[OPEN] The current (where there is no .BAT) API call usage
[PRNT] ZTree's internal print feature
[ZTW] Spawned ZTree

Plus maybe markers for spawned versions of VIEW/CONS and possibly some other, similar "command-type markers" (as opposed to "substitution markers"...). Also, there may need to be, for console and old DOS prorams, a "marker" to specify spawned execution rather than execution within ZTree's own console window...

2) I think the "history" selector part of the various prompting markers must be limited to ALPHA characters (two, maybe 1 or 3), with a trailing digit used to specify multiple prompts, within a single template, using the SAME history list. For example, both "[?fn1/First File]" and "[?fn2/Second file]" (without the quotes, of course) could be used in a single template and ZTree would perform both as part of a "combining" operation. The digits not only specify multiple prompts, they are also used to distinguish/select the two responses in the secondary forms (the "use a previously prompted value" ones) like "[?fn1%7]"...

3) The "BNF-style" syntax for the prompting forms is (for now):

"[?" [ ] [ ] ["." ] ["%" ] [ [ ]] "]"

where the quoted strings are literals, the (non-quoted) brackets indicate optional parts, and the angle brackets identify specific syntactic parts.

This is probably "mysterious black-magic" to a lot of you out there and instantly clarifying to others... If you don't know what I mean by this item, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, it is just for us termainal computer geeks...

-- Walter

Messages in This Thread

| View Thread | Return to Index | Read Prev Msg | Read Next Msg |

XTree Forum archive is maintained by Mathias Winkler with WebBBS 3.21.

Xtree and XtreeGold are registered trademarks of Symantec Inc.
Other brands and products are trademarks of their respective holders.

FILE COMMANDS:  Directory_view Previous_file   Next_file cuRrent   /Help |Top_of_page