[Laszlo-dev] Do datasets really have to be in 3 places at once?
P T Withington
ptw at openlaszlo.org
Tue Apr 4 16:36:54 EDT 2006
On 2006-04-04 16:14 EDT, Oliver Steele wrote:
> On Mar 24, 2006, at 3:41 PM, Adam Wolff wrote:
>> actually, global != canvas in laszlo right now. the promotion of
>> children to the global namespace was oliver's idea. it makes for
>> syntax, but it's a somewhat obscure feature. you can always use
>> id. also,
>> if ever wanted to support embedding one laszlo app in another, it
>> cause problems. we just need to deprecate it before we change it.
> I now think that putting canvas children in the global namespace
> was a mistake. It was to make code concise, but it's confusing and
> there's a better alternative:
> OpenLaszlo should adopt the $(name) function that Prototype.js
> introduced and that is becoming popular is other DHTML frameworks
> such as JQuery. (There's an implementation of this function in
$ is a shorthand for looking up names in another namespace, right?
Did you see my proposal to add (Dylan-like) modules to LZX? I think
this could achieve the same benefit (short names without having to
pollute the global namespace), without the overhead of a function
call on your references.
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