Re: General Question — Notation

Mischa mischa at
Thu Mar 12 17:45:33 EDT 2015

I think, the main reason is once you're getting used to it (and there are things you can only do with $notation), you don't want to maintain two different languages side by side.  But it's also a matter of convenience - I still use 4GL when things can be done easier or it enhances legibility, like Calculate instead of $assign, for instance.

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Von: omnisdev-en-bounces at [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at] Im Auftrag von George Ziemann
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 12. März 2015 21:46
An: OmnisDev List - English
Betreff: General Question — Notation

I've been using Omnis since Omnis 3. Used Studio 2 and now have Studio 6.1,
so I'm up-to-date for the moment.

I've been watching this list and notice that every answer to every question
involves using notation. I have no general issue with this and have been
slowly adapting to using notation to get more granular control over things
(and to replace old processes that break after an upgrade because the old
method has been deprecated/discontinued), but most of the old Omnis
functions still work fine for me.

My question is: What is the overwhelming reason to convert to using
notation instead of the traditional Omnis functions? Is it performance?
More control? Or is it because the old functions are gradually being phased

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