Aborting a script

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Nov 30 06:09:29 CST 2004

Frank D. Engel, Jr. wrote:
> On Nov 25, 2004, at 11:56 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Kaveh Bazargan wrote:
>>> At 10:09 am -0600 25/11/04, Ken Ray wrote:
>>>> However if you have something like this:
>>>> on mouseUp
>>>>   repeat
>>>>     answer "Hey there!"
>>>>   end repeat
>>>> end mouseUp
>>>> you might as well force-quit. ;-)
>>> I think what I have is closer to this, and force quit is the only 
>>> option.
>>> But you know, in HyperCard I think that command-. stopped the 
>>> program, even
>>> if a dialog box was showing. There should be a way out, other than force
>>> quit.
>> Same with SC.  While it may not be desirable to have that behavior for 
>> all apps you build with Rev (can you imagine a user shutting down 
>> program execution by just typing Cmd-. in any other app?  Ewwww), it 
>> might be nice to have a global propery which governs this, perhaps one 
>> which is set to true in development mode by default false by default 
>> at runtime.
>> If you post it to Bugzilla I'd vote for it.
 > There is already such a property.  Look up "cantAbort" in the
 > dictionary.

The cantAbort property governs whether an interrupt will generate an 
error message.

What's needed here is the ability to cancel an Answer dialog with Cmd-.
I don't think cantAbort currently affects that behavior, does it?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
  Developer of WebMerge: Publish any database on any Web site
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