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Summary 0000446: Inform rejects kinds other than object, number, text, and indexed text in parenthetical table column typing
Revision 2011-06-30 15:39 by EmacsUser
Description If you attempt to use a kind (other than object, number, text, and indexed text) parenthetically in a table column name, Inform rejects the attempt to type with this message:

"Brackets are only allowed in table column names when giving the kind of value which will be stored in the column. So 'poems (indexed text)' is legal, but not 'poems (chiefly lyrical)'."

Possibly this kind of typing is not allowed, but Table of Testing One shows that typing in the same way on a separate header line is accepted (but see report 0000444--this does not act as expected). More to the point, Inform *will* infer the type of the column as "person" if no attempt at explicit typing is made. (Again, see report 0000444.)
Revision 2011-06-30 15:39 by EmacsUser
Description If you attempt to use a subkind of object parenthetically in a table column name, Inform rejects the attempt to type with this message:

"Brackets are only allowed in table column names when giving the kind of value which will be stored in the column. So 'poems (indexed text)' is legal, but not 'poems (chiefly lyrical)'."

Possibly this kind of typing is not allowed, but Table of Testing One shows that typing in the same way on a separate header line is accepted (but see report 0000444--this does not act as expected). More to the point, Inform *will* infer the type of the column as "person" if no attempt at explicit typing is made. (Again, see report 0000444.)


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