Re: XForms: fl_set_object_position

From: Steve Lamont (
Date: Wed Apr 19 2000 - 11:47:41 EDT

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    # To subscribers of the xforms list from (Steve Lamont) :

    > Thanks. I agree it is a good start. I would have tried something
    > similar. Unless there is something fundamentally wrong with the idea of
    > moving a group of objects, I think it would be nice to have a function to
    > that effect in a future release of xforms. ...

    I think a relative move might be a good idea. Making the origin of
    Objects relative to some notional Group origin is somewhat dubious
    since there is not much in the way of Object hierarchy in XForms, as
    opposed to, say, Bloatif, where Widget hierarchies are the norm.

    Simplicity, both internal and external, is one of the major advantages
    of XForms over more "sophisticated" packages.

    > ... One more thing, when I first
    > tried to move a group with fl_set_object_position I accidentally had a
    > group within a group and this does not work. I suppose it is in the manual
    > written somewhere that you cannot have groups within groups. Not that I am
    > in immediate need of that but why is it not possible to groups wrapped
    > around other groups ?

    It is indeed Written in the Gospel According to TC. :-)

    My own opinion is that having grouped Groups could be done, at the
    expense of extra internal complication, which is almost always a Bad

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