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From pguillard <pguill...@soociety.com>
Subject Re: CForms : fd:case for union widget ?
Date Tue, 02 Nov 2004 07:47:00 GMT
Thanks to all!

Tim Larson wrote:

>On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 11:19:15PM +0100, Joerg Heinicke wrote:
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>>On 01.11.2004 09:20, Sylvain Wallez wrote:
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>>>>I'd like to know if a fd:case for the union widget is still planned to 
>>>>give more flexibility than the fd:struct or if there is another way to 
>>>>give a matching expression to the fd:struct.
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>>>>
>>>There were discussions about this [1] which unfortunately have stalled. 
>>>IIRC, using an expression for cases was considered to bring too much 
>>>overhead, as it expressions would need to be computed for each request. 
>>>Additional flexibility can be achieved though by having the union's case 
>>>widget be an output whose value is computed, eventually reacting to 
>>>change to other widget values.
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>>When I talked the last time with Tim about it (yes I think it was just 
>>Time and me) we agreed that the missing fd:case causes just troubles. It 
>>was not about an additional expression, but about needing fd:struct, 
>>which results in needing ft:struct and fb:struct - where you need 
>>ft:case and fb:case anyway. Furthermore the inconsequence is just 
>>irritating.
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>Yes there are two issues here, parallel structure between the binding,
>model, and template (binding and template use *:case, model does not,)
>and allowing cases to specify their own conditions rather than being
>simple cases like in a switch statement.
>
>For the first issue (parallel structure), we should add fd:case to the
>form model for consistency's sake, to simplify learning the union/
>choose concept.
>
>As for the second issue (conditions on cases), it should be an option.
>This way you can have the choice of fast switch-like behaviour versus
>slower if...elseif...elseif...else behaviour depending on your needs.
>
>--Tim Larson
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