From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2007 - 19:28:53 CDT


when i redefine an existing macro with 'atomselect macro ...'
i noticed, that representations using this macro are
not updated unless i edit the selection string for
this representation (e.g. by deleting and adding the
same character) and hit enter. since i'm using this
macro to keep a rather complicated geometry selection
consistent across many representations.

i'm now wondering, if this is the intended/preferred behavior,
so it would be better to implement an 'updmacro' subcommand
to atomselect, to get the behavior i would like or
whether it would be preferable to change 'atomselect macro'
directly to trigger re-evaluation of uses of that macro.

any input would be appreciated.


Axel Kohlmeyer
   Center for Molecular Modeling   --   University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemistry, 231 S.34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323
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