terminate script from keyboard

Springer, Paul paul.springer at sensis.com
Fri May 21 11:11:37 EDT 2004

Thanks to all for the suggestions. 

Of course my original problem was how to get out of a situation like this
when you inadvertently coded it. Changing the script to provide an escape
hatch is easily done after the fact but I'm afraid I don't usually plan my
bugs so carefully. What I was asking for is a way to get out of this kind of
unplanned situation short of killing RR and losing any unsaved changes. So
far the consensus seems to be that you can't.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Cozens [mailto:rcozens at pon.net] 
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 11:03 AM
To: How to use Revolution
Subject: RE: terminate script from keyboard

>How would you stop this?
>>on mouseUp
>>    repeat 100000 times
>>      put "hello" & cr after fld 1
>>      answer "hello"
>>    end repeat
>>end mouseUp

1.  on mouseUp
       repeat 100000
         put "hello"&return after field 1
         answer "hello" with "Goodbye" or "Hi back"
         if it is "Goodbye" then exit repeat
       end repeat
     end mouseUp

2.  on mouseUp
       repeat 100000
         put "hello"&return after field 1
         answer "hello"
         if the controlKey is down then exit repeat -- untested; should exit
                   -- if controlKey is down when the answer dialog is closed
       end repeat
     end mouseUp

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

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