Re: [script-fu] Re: New file uploaded to script-fu

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On Thursday 06 October 2005 13:02, Kevin Cozens wrote:
> lasm.rm wrote:
> >   I am on 2.2 "stable" and found some changes in the PDB,
> >   one of the bugs really got on my nerves... Turn out that
> >   the PDB browser says gimp_display_new but it won't work,
> >   the one which works is gimp-display-new .. Ugh... stuff like
> >   that !
>
> The PDB browser in the current CVS copy of GIMP now uses - instead
> of _ in procedure names. That is a step in the right direction,
> IMHO. It still shows the wrong form of named constants as far as
> Script-Fu writers are concerned.
>
> To use named constants shown in the PDB browser output you need to
> drop the leading GIMP_ and change any remaining _ to -. For
> example, the named constant GIMP_MAKE_PALETTE as shown in the PDB
> browser should be MAKE-PALETTE in script files.


>
> I discussed this with the GIMP developers some time back suggesting
> that PDB brower show things from the point of view of Script-Fu.
> They didn't want to change it. As a result, it continues to show
> its C oriented plug-in roots and confuses some users who want to
> try their hand at writing or modifying their first Script-Fu
> script.

Hi Kevin, 
I was thinking - "-" instead of "_" is not good for people who use 
Pythonaand perl scritps either -
so what if the PDB browser in the GIMP would have a drop down list, 
for one to pick the up the languyage taht suits oneself best, and 
then display it as apropriate  ("-" for script-fu /tiny-fu 
developers, "_"for python, no  "GIMP_" prefix for either) ?

	Joao


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