Re: General Question — Notation

Alan Grinberg omnis at
Fri Mar 13 00:38:07 EDT 2015

Hi George,

If you use a lot of lists (and who doesn't), notation allows for a more self-contained method (good OO).

You don't have to worry about "Current List", and you can reduce the number of lines of code.

It can be nasty to type as there is less error checking, so keep a handy "dictionary" for copy and paste.

I'm still busy replacing old commands in my program that I converted 6+ years ago, as I come across them to make other improvements.

- Alan

Alan Grinberg
AG Systems/ZOO-INK
San Francisco, CA
alan at

On Mar 12, 2015, at 1:46 PM, George Ziemann wrote:

> 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?
> -- 
> George Ziemann
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