Printing Crashes Rev in OSX

Frank Leahy frank at
Fri Feb 4 04:47:10 EST 2005

(I know others will chime in too, but...) If there's no "break" 
statement, Transcript falls through until it either finds one, or the 
end of the switch statement is reached.

switch (foo)
  case "a"
   case "b"
   case "c"
   case "d"
end switch

if foo = "a", then RunRev will execute do_a, do_b and do_c.  It then 
hits the "break" statement in case "c" and falls out of the switch.

So in your case, the print case was true, it executed the print lines, 
you didn't have a "break" statement so it continued executing.  It 
ignored the quit case, and executed the quit statements.

Does that help?

-- Frank

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On Feb 4, 2005, at 4:59 AM, use-revolution-request at 

> From: Sivakatirswami <katir at>
> Subject: Re: Printing Crashes Rev in OSX
> To: use-revolution at
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> On Feb 3, 2005, at 2:37 PM, Robert Brenstein wrote:
>> Sounds like the above scripts do what they are supposed to do. In both
>> cases, if the pWhichItem is quit, only the quit part executes.
>> However, if pWhichItem is print, the former script will do the
>> printing but because there is no break (meaning escape out of the
>> switch clause), it continues with functions under the quit case.
>> In the latter case, you do not actually need break at the very end
>> unless it s followed by the default case.
>> Robert
> That still seems illogical..  "a boolean is a boolean is a boolean"
> case "Quit" must evaluate to "false"
> if the menuPick parameter was "Print"
> Why would it then still execute the Quit statements?
> I'm probably not understanding how Switch and Case actually work..
> Sivakatirswami

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