Interpretation vs Commentary

Hi, is there a distinction between an Interpretation and a Commentary? The User Guide says that an Interpretation is a Commentary in the context of a chart. But it seems that a Commentary is also done in the context of a selected data bar on a chart. Furthermore, Status("action") == actionCommentary is TRUE in both cases and printf() is used for output in both cases. So the distinction between them is unclear to me.

Is there anything one can do with an Interpretation that one can't do with a Commentary or vice versa? Are there any best practices as to when one would prefer one or the other? Thanks.

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Interpretation is just per-chart-pane commentary. Its code is within chart formula and output goes to "Interpretation" windows instead of commentary.
Each chart can have its own interpretation. Commentary is only one per application (global).

So Interpretation generally offers more flexibility.

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