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Messages - mikewhit

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: customise code engineering?
« on: March 27, 2006, 09:19:23 am »
Didn't Visual Age for Java (optionally) automatically prefix names of member variables with "m_" ?

It's a (well?)known convention ...

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No doubt soon, running the reverse engineering feature on EA itself will produce a set of up-to-the-minute documentation ;-)

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Apostrophe typos on website
« on: February 08, 2006, 02:57:46 am »
Yes, but I imagine that some of George W's nuances must get lost in the translation to English ...

PS. I imagine you mean US American - there's a lot of North and South America that aren't USA.

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Apostrophe typos on website
« on: February 08, 2006, 01:12:28 am »
I don't object to American English per se - just as long as it doesn't call itself English or International English - they should consult some of the other colonies. ;)

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Apostrophe typos on website
« on: February 07, 2006, 04:44:06 am »
So let's hope the website gets corrected ... or are Aussie rules different  ;) ?

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Apostrophe typos on website
« on: February 07, 2006, 12:56:24 am »
All I can say in return is .... Eats Shoots and Leaves.


(Again, if in doubt, "don't be evil".)


PS. Thought the grocers' (!) apostrophe applied to plural's [sic !] mis-apostrophised.

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Suggestions and Requests / Apostrophe typos on website
« on: February 06, 2006, 05:17:47 am »
If you Google on site:sparxsystems.com.au "lot's", you will see that lot's more is incorrectly used instead of lots more three times.

Also, it's (= it is) is misused (use the same Google trick); all the below should use its:
  • At it's simplest
  • bring up it's context menu
  • takes it's topmost default
  • in it's current form
  • have it's own local SCC project
  • it's powerful built-in requirements tracking
  • It's interfaces represent  
  • This Add-in in it's current form
  • evolved from it's roots

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Suggestions and Requests / Auto layout on diagram subset
« on: December 03, 2004, 06:34:26 am »
It would be useful to be able to select several elements on a diagram, and then be able to run the Auto Layout on only these elements - i.e. only these elements may be moved.

Currently you can only run this on the whole diagram.

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Suggestions and Requests / Re:Probably a rework needed for 'Local Path'
« on: December 12, 2005, 07:19:18 am »
... with the possibility to use an environment variable instead of / as well as a plain directory name, to allow more effective customisation for projects and users.

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Undo and Redo
« on: December 08, 2005, 01:12:01 am »
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and finding no comprehensive document of all and everthing that EA can do
http://www.sparxsystems.com.au/EAUserGuide/index.html is a good start - says Hugh.

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Move views under packages
« on: December 06, 2005, 09:35:26 am »
IIRC you can create custom 'views' and place whatever packages you wish under them, so there's nothing to stop you creating a 'view' of each system and then the different conventional views within each.

But I don't have EA on this system ...

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: RTF Capable Notes Fields.
« on: September 30, 2005, 05:12:45 am »
"RTF is not Microsoft"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Text_Format
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The Rich Text Format (often abbreviated to RTF) is a document file format that has been continually developed by Microsoft since 1987 for cross-platform document interchange.

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RTF (Rich Text Format) - Proprietary, closed specification by Microsoft

That's what I meant.

That's why XML might be better - you could then transform to HTML if you wanted, using XSLT.

Although EA does support RTF in its doc creation ...

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: RTF Capable Notes Fields.
« on: September 30, 2005, 12:39:06 am »
RTF objects - yuk.

If anything, it makes the system more Microsoft-dependent. OK, the whole thing runs over COM, but apart from that you can use standard tools and packages.

Would prefer EA to give you a 'plain text' view of the notes, so that they can be crunched by (e.g.) one of Paolo's code generators.

Or go the whole hog and make them XML !!

Formatting could then be an attribute.

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: RTF Capable Notes Fields.
« on: September 29, 2005, 12:55:54 am »
But how do you then sensibly read the text using Automation - or do you forfeit that by enabling formatting ?
Or perhaps the element contains two 'properties' - one formatted, one unformatted - kept updated from the former.

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Hang on, we've only just got them to support CVS !!

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