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ReRe: [zigzag] Folding spreadsheets | How clones work
- To: zigzag@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: ReRe: [zigzag] Folding spreadsheets | How clones work
- From: Brent Turcotte <brentt@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 16:21:22
- In-reply-to: <184.108.40.206.19990911020358.0082cc70@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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>Very original and possibly useful, but you've got it backward.
>A clone cell doesn't have the connections of its master,
> only the contents. So the guaranteed same contents can be
> in more than one place. If you want to link those contents
> in the same dimension twice, you clone them. Right now the
> visualization is crude, but it'll get better.
If the clone cell had the contents of its master, that would
mean storing the cell contents twice. Wasteful and expensive
if the cell contained graphics. I assume you mean the clone
cell _visualizally_ looks like the original. I assume the
clone cell contains a reference to the original cell, either/or
via a bidirectional link or a cell reference in the cell content.
(a bidirectional link would allow a user to scroll though a
series of clones, a cell reference in the cell contents would be
a direct link)
Visually, you could edit the clone but it is original that would
At 02:03 AM 11/09/99 +0900, you wrote:
>>OK, I think I get it. You would clone the whole spreadsheet.
>>The individual cell contents would be maintained in the orginal
>>dimensions of the spreadsheet. In the clone dimension, each
>>and every cell would be copied but their would be no contents
>>in the cells themselves (or there might be a cell reference
>>indicting where the cell contents are maintained).
>>What would be copied would be all the horizontal and vertical
>>links from the spreadsheet. And each empty cell in the clone
>>dimension would have a link to the orginal contents along the