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Blink Tag Reconsidered
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, July 29, 2007

I never like to say never, and tried to come up with one small defense for the justly reviled, need I say proprietary, blink tag, to informally describe Komodo's fast characters feature. Make that "former feature". Todd came back from...

I never like to say never, and tried to come up with one small defense for the justly reviled, need I say proprietary, blink tag, to informally describe Komodo's fast characters feature.

Make that "former feature". Todd came back from vacation, fired up Komodo, started typing a three-part for loop, and found the flaw in the feature, which has been discussed in the beta list:

You're here:

for (i = 0|)

You type a semi-colon, and end up here:

for (i = 0);|

Not a good place to be. Like the blink tag, fast characters are a cool but
flawed idea. Unlike the tag, we're going to remove it and either
consign it to history's wastebasket, or come up with something that
works.

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