Trapping for Cancel Answer printer

Sannyasin Sivakatirswami katir at
Tue Dec 2 15:26:16 EST 2003

Well, choosing "Cancel" in a system dialog box would return on user selection is consider "error data"  but 
"Cancel" is passed to "the result," not "it"  for "answer printer"

So, if there is a "general rule" its not that which you propose.
It would be good to now what it is...

On Dec 1, 2003, at 3:11 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Alex Rice wrote:
>> On Nov 30, 2003, at 12:46 PM, katir at wrote:
>>> This is either a bug, where for use of  "answer printer" Rev should
>>> pass the result to "it" or needs more documentation if the globally
>>> expected engine behavior is for anything from the system to *not* be
>>> in "it" but be passed via the result, which is also logical. Old time
>>> xTalkers may take that for granted, newbies will stumble
>> As Ken confirmed, the solution is to check the result, not "it". I
>> think the docs reflect that.
>> As a relative new xtalker I have sometimes been confused when 
>> sometimes
>> "it" is called for, and sometimes "the result". Is there any general
>> rule to be aware of?
> As a very general rule, "the result" is used for error info while "it"
> contains data.
> Are there other exceptions to this?

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