Avoiding mouse polls

Ken Norris (dialup) pixelbird at interisland.net
Sun Dec 15 16:40:00 EST 2002

> Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 21:08:34 -0700
> Subject: Re: Avoiding mouse polls
> From: Dar Scott <dsc at swcp.com>
> On Saturday, December 14, 2002, at 08:44 PM, David Vaughan wrote:
>> Do **not** use repeat. Use "send in N seconds" to repeat the message.
>> See Cubist's code and our other descriptions.
> He's right, Ken.
> If you can't bring yourself to move to using "send", we can advise
> concerning "wait" options, but "send" is the way to go.
> I'll put at the end of this mail a simple exercise using "send".  It may
> help in understanding about send and you might be able to adapt it to
> your need.
> Dar Scott
> Here is an example for a flashing light.  It is a simplification of one
> of my first scripts using send.  I put this script in a circle graphic:
I don't have a problem with using "send in", the problem was how it repeats.
> on cycle
> change
> send cycle to me in 333 milliseconds
> put the result into flashingID
> end cycle
Is the above "cycle" a special handler? If not, what causes it to repeat?

Thanks for the script, Dar.

Happy Holidays,
Ken N.

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