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+- Sign in actions
« on: August 24, 2018, 05:32:21 AM »
i have take a screenshot to be clear,
while reading me actions steps sometimes i'm a bit confuse about what i read on the IntAdd Action, just because au sign + or - is missing between my variable's name and the value to Add


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Re: +- Sign in actions
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 05:49:46 AM »
Hi.
I see what you mean.

Maybe it would be better to have a : also after the variable name, i don't think a + or - would be good.
Maybe a = could do also but i think another : will be clear enough.

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Re: +- Sign in actions
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 02:22:38 PM »
I'm curious if you think this would work in other actions too, using a ":" instead of a space between parameters in the auto-generated summery? There are helper functions to generate that text and it's easy to tweak, but it would be best to have good general rules instead of one-off cases.

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Re: +- Sign in actions
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 11:41:56 PM »
Hi.
I do think in most cases this would work.
But i am leaning toward '=' instead of + - or :

As it shows the value from the variable.

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Re: +- Sign in actions
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2019, 10:27:49 PM »
Hi,

 yes, this is a very good point and tricky to solved elegantly and expand to all kind of actions, it's difficult to know what is the input and output of some actions. sometimes there are several output possible as well, etc...

 It could be that it's simply a case of placement and labeling. I do think that if we could flag with a attribute a field to be an "output", it would allow the action interface to indicate that visually, and prevent confusions.

Bye,

 Jean

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Re: +- Sign in actions
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 10:29:02 PM »
Hi,

 and then  we have actions with blurred line, where you are doing something to a variable, so it becomes both the input and output... like this floatAdd...


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Re: +- Sign in actions
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2019, 10:48:21 PM »
Hi.
Maybe using colors on the input/output text.

But if we would use color don't forget about the colorblind people (like me  ::))