AW: how can I wait for revCopyFolder execution?

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Thu Aug 11 08:15:02 EDT 2011

Hi Tiemo,

Actually, LiveCode waits until the AppleScript returns a value, indicating successful compilation or failure, but it returns this value before the copying has finished. So, it is a combination of AppleScript returning a value early and LiveCode not reading additional results from AppleScript. 

It is possible to return a value from AppleScript to LiveCode:

-- cScript custom prop
set x to 1+1
return x

--inside LiveCode:
put the cScript of me into myScript
do myScript as AppleScript
put the result

You could try to return the message instead of running a LiveCode script inside AppleScript and see whether AppleScript waits for the copying to finish until it returns that value. The script would look like this (pseudocode):

on error
	return value
end try
return different value	

Other commands that don't wait are open process and IIRC the popup command. I'm sure there are a few more but I don't know the entire list by heart.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 11 aug 2011, at 14:00, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:

> Hi Mark,
> thanks for your quick answer, I will give it a try.
> Because you have another approach I assume that it is a standard behavior
> with rev commands, that they don't wait?
> Up to know I presumed that every command is waiting up to it's end of
> execution. Are there more commands, which are not waiting?
> Thanks
> Tiemo

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