[futurebasic] Re: [FB^3] Naming of "RnTm FBII.incl

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From: pochas <pochas@...>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 14:29:15 -0400
M Nakao wrote:
> I think "RnTm FBII.incl" is a bad naming.
> RnTm FBfull.incl" or something sounds better.
> I agree that this is easy to understand for FBII users.
> Since new user starting from FB^3 misunderstand this is old style.
> But actually full featured version.

I support this.  New users should get all the features without the
message that they are somehow "obsolete."  If you want to provide a
feature to automatically build a window, ok, but it should be
un-checkable.  Instead of FB^3 lite, give us the strip-out feature
"FB^3" lighten" that removes uncalled functions from the runtime.  Also,
consider ease-of-use features like the "Paste Function" command in
Excel, 'tho I think that one is too complex.  I'd suggest a feature that
reads backwards to find a function name in your text, then displays a
help window open to that function, with a "paste" button that pastes
dummy arguments into the text.  And please, make it a stay-in-front
moveable window that is not modal.  This will put you light-years ahead
of Microsoft.
  Regards, Charles P.