inessential by Brent Simmons

Radio/Frontier tips

Now and again I’m reminded of things that not all Radio/Frontier scripters know that they should know:

Here are two that just came up:

1. You can get the text from a wp-text very easily.

People often write something like this:

edit (@some.text.object)
local (s = wp.getText ())
close (@some.text.object)

Here’s the better way:

local (s = string (some.text.object))

Yes, you can coerce directly to a string. Very clean.

2. You can open sub-tables in their own windows.

Just double-click in the Value column for a table, and that table will open in a new window. Or type cmd-enter (on Macs; I forget what it is on Windows).

Anyway, this has been a public service announcement. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.