about a hundred years ago (well, sometime in the last millenium!) I requested some extensions to Escape…
- Escape Module has been implemented, thanks.
- Escape Top (r) is still missing & still just as important as Escape Bottom (r)
How about it guys?
The escape bottom (r) has been implemented for some time (might even be last milleneum
I’ll let the “escape top (r)” hang for the dev guys to answer.
snap from doc:
ESCAPE BOTTOM [(r)] [IMMEDIATE]
Hej Finn (er det maaske een Finn jeg kender?),
the request was actually only for Escape Top (r) (see Subject) & was
inspired by Escape Bottom (r).
I really don’t know why they did one & not the other, its a pain having
to escape-bottom from a dummy loop to get what you need.
Escape bottom from a dummy loop ?
Now you got me confused
What an ESCAPE TOP would mean ist a re-iteration, i.e. start the current loop over, is this what you are looking for ?
Did you raise a C/E for this, which is the official way to request enhancements ?
Its quite simple: if you want to escape to the top of an outer loop,
the only way to achieve this is to put a dummy repeat loop “just” inside
the outer loop & escape to the bottom of that! (and remember to escape
from the outer loop at the end of the dummy loop)
That is a pain in the neck. I put this request (together with
Escape Module) into SAG’s internal C/E Systems (Cheesy, then SAGSIS)
over 10 years ago & still nothing has happened. So while I’m glad they
implemented Escape Module (which, until recently had to be solved by
enclosing the whole damn module in a dummy Repeat-loop), I’m perplexed
that Escape Top (r) is still not there.
I expect these forums to be monitored by SAG & used as a source for c/e’s.
O.k., back on track now, I had something different in mind
I know, you have done it multiple times, but if you have access to SL24, why not add an ER (Enhancement Request) there, the process is a bit different now and includes user (group) voting for C/Es.
I’m a consultant these days, so its nice at last to have this way to provide input.