Re: General Question — Notation

George Ziemann gzieman54 at
Thu Mar 12 17:56:13 EDT 2015

Brian and Mischa,

Thanks. Both of those responses make perfect sense. I had already figured
out that there are some things you can only do with notation and I'm
developing the habit of looking to the notation reference when I'm trying
to do something new (to me) or 4GL is just not giving me the control I need.

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 2:45 PM, Mischa <mischa at> wrote:

> 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.
> Best greetings
> Mischa
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> 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
> out?
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