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Claes Norreen

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: What's up for the next version?
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Hi Frank and co.

Can you reveal some of the features that are up for the next version of DFSORT?

Is there a set date for the next release?

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Aaru

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply to: What's up for the next version?
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Claeas,

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Can you reveal some of the features that are up for the next version of DFSORT?


Good Question and am eagerly waiting for Frank's reply !
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject:
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Can you reveal some of the features that are up for the next version of DFSORT?


No, I can't. Good things are coming, but I'm not allowed (and wouldn't want) to pre-announce them for various reasons.

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Is there a set date for the next release?


Yes, but I can't say what it is.

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Good Question and am eagerly waiting for Frank's reply !


Sorry to disappoint you.

Watch this space - all will be revealed eventually. icon_cool.gif
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Alain Benveniste

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:32 pm    Post subject:
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Watch this space - all will be revealed eventually.


several times a day icon_smile.gif

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Aaru

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply to: What's up for the next version?
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Frank,

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Sorry to disappoint you.


Not at all a problem ! I am glad that something new is coming up with DFSORT icon_biggrin.gif Keeping ma fingers crossed.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:41 am    Post subject:
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Hmmmm. . .

Maybe the very scary SORT INCONSISTENT option - if you run this 5 times (with the same data and control statements), the output is created in 5 different sequences with 5 different output record counts.

If the goal is only to unpredictably re-arrange the records, but have the same number of output records, possibly OPTION RANDOM.

In addition to PARSE, there could be a PURSE function which would identify anywhere money was found in the input. At installation, one of the standard money formats would be seleted, but could be overridden to support world-wide currencies.

And lastly (for this reply anyway), the much needed DWIM statement. This would be a wonderful enhancement for those requirements that are so very difficult to describe, demonstrate the input/output data, or answer questions about. This option specifies Do What I Meant. DeeWim has a much better sound to it (kinda mysterious, or higher-level acronymically) than READ_MIND. . .
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:50 am    Post subject:
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I've been working on DWIM for years - but for some reason, the number of possible variations is staggering and I never quite get there. Every time I think I have it, somebody comes along who meant something else. icon_lol.gif

Some other good ones: DWITIS (Do what I thought I said) and DWILO (Do what I left out).

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there could be a PURSE function which would identify anywhere money was found in the input


And the more sinister STEAL function which would identify anywhere money was found in the input and take it. icon_lol.gif
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Aaru

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply to: What's up for the next version?
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Very good points Dick. May be we should all have a brainstorming session to get the list of what all needs to be added/enhanced in DFSORT and the problems/issues faced while working with DFSORT. This would help Frank in his next versions !


Moderators, I feel this is the correct forum for discussing this. If you feel otherwise please remove this post.
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Frank Yaeger

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:39 am    Post subject:
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Aaru,

You know Dick and I were joking ... right?

I would not actually discuss future enhancements to DFSORT on any public board ... that information is proprietary.

If anyone has real suggestions for candidates for future items in DFSORT or ICETOOL, feel free to e-mail them to me offline.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:25 am    Post subject:
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Frank Yaeger wrote:
Aaru,
You know Dick and I were joking ... right?
ROTFL....giggle.....
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Aaru

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply to: What's up for the next version?
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Frank,

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You know Dick and I were joking ... right?


Yes, I do. That was just a suggestion and has got nothing to do with the previous posts. Sorry if i had confused you.

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I would not actually discuss future enhancements to
DFSORT on any public board ..


Not a problem. Thanks.
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