ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Feb 9 15:08:13 CST 2005
Jan Schenkel wrote:
> Remember how you'd script this yourself : by means of
> a combination of
> mouseDown/mouseMove/mouseUp/mouseRelease handlers --
> that's four messages that may be caught independently
> somewhere down the message path, sometimes in
> different objects in order to minimize scripting
The requirement of writing four handlers for all but the limited subset
of things the grab command handles is a long-standing annoyance.
We understand that using mouseMove is essential to avoid the polling
issue with mouseStillDown, but this raises a question:
Why not just fix mouseStillDown so it doesn't poll?
It could be sent in response to mouseMove instead of being tied to the
idleRate as it is now, and I doubt many (any?) scripts in shipping
products would notice the difference.
If it seems sensible to simplify those four handlers down to one revised
mouseStillDown, consider voting for:
There's also a suggestion there for extensing the drag command to
incorporate some useful syntax options extablished by SuperCard.
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