Metal anomalies

Jim Hurley jhurley at
Thu Feb 10 10:22:03 EST 2005

>Richard Gaskin wrote:
>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.


Here, here.

This simplification would be especially valuable in education. So 
much easier for a beginning scripter.

Still a bit more complex than the old HC solution:

   "Repeat while the mouse is down"

How does one go about "voting" for a bug/request?

I've found the bug site. What do I do there?

Jim Hurley

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