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Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] Re: [zzdev] d.n

On Thu, 10 Aug 2000, Benjamin Fallenstein wrote:
> Tuomas Lukka wrote:
> > > I didn't mean it'd be the _only_ one, but the _default_ one. When I
> > > earlier said we should have several dimensions for different list
> > > relations I was told it'd be bad practise, and that you're to use
> > > clones to resolve this kind of clashes.
> > 
> > Hmm???
> > 
> > Depends on the list relations. It's an artistic decision that cannot
> > necessarily be mathematically justified.
> Umph! I don't like that terming.

Bad choice of words.
> > That's because currenly there is only an operation to do that. I now think
> > that the correct solution would be to clone from d.masterdim.
> Wait a moment. How is a user supposed to create a new dimension? Move to
> d.masterdim, insert a cell there, and clone it into the dimension list?
> Maybe cloning from masterdim should be only *one* possibility? But then,
> shouldn't the cell on the dimlist be made a clone of the corresponding
> cell in d.masterdim once that cell is created? Although this might be a
> bit too much work.

Hmm... maybe creating a cell on he dimlist, as currently. The problem
of cloning from the master dimension list (MDL) is that currently it
doesn't matter whether it's a clone from there or just text. And a big
issue is whether it should.