[Monetdb-developers] [Monetdb-checkins] clients/src/mapiclient MapiClient.mx, , 1.40, 1.41

Martin Kersten Martin.Kersten at cwi.nl
Wed Aug 15 10:51:47 CEST 2007


Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 15-08-2007 08:23:20 +0000, Martin Kersten wrote:
>> Update of /cvsroot/monetdb/clients/src/mapiclient
>> In directory sc8-pr-cvs16.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv26440
>>
>> Modified Files:
>> 	MapiClient.mx 
>> Log Message:
>> Blockmode is an interaction feature for MAL. It allows you to enter multiple
>> lines before it is being set for execution. Sending is triggered by an empty
>> line.
> 
> Ehm... I thought we killed linemode some releases ago, and only support
> blockmode these days.
Yes. But the option was still there and not working.
The feature was relevant for MIL, because its reader wasn't too clever.
Then postponing execution was an option.

In MAL you can now enter multiple lines

> mal>\b
mal>io.print(1);
more>io.print(2);
more>
[ 1 ]
[ 2 ]

I am not sure if this really useful, because it raises the issue that
you might want to call an editor on the buffer to correct it.


> So maybe you should call it "Batchmode" instead of "Blockmode" to avoid
> confusion.
good point.

But perhaps we should drop it completely.

> 
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