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How Best to Reference Code Notes? (Read 1655 times)
Ted Goranson
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How Best to Reference Code Notes?
Jan 13th, 2015, 10:55pm
 
I have two ways of importing code notes and would like to standardize on one method. I have code notes whose rule is $Rule("TargetNote")=$Text;

And I have notes whose rule includes action($Text("CodeNote"));

There must be some subtle benefit to one method over the other.
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Re: How Best to Reference Code Notes?
Reply #1 - Jan 14th, 2015, 3:28am
 
The first method is good for note-to-one assignments, e.g. complex rule code being set in a prototype. If however, the code note had to be used by 10 notes with no simple association (like using the same prototype) the the first form would need to cite each note - i.e. make 10 discrete assignments. In such a case it may be preferable to use a reverse call, i.e. an action() in each note’s rule.

A side case is the export code ^action()^. This is useful if you want to pull in a section of boilerplate action code into an export template (i.e. run code only during export).
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