repeat with messages

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Fri May 16 19:02:02 EDT 2014


I don’t know what you mean by “multiple handlers … simultaneously”.  Wouldn’t one entire loop be inside a wait of the other?

It seems like it would be easier to use send loops at the right level of processing.

Dar


On May 16, 2014, at 4:04 PM, Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:

> Hi Jerry,
> 
> The "with messages" clause makes a repeat loop non-blocking. This allows you to run multiple handlers with repeat statements simultaneously. I add the wait with messages command at the end of the loop to give the engine more time to update the GUI. Particularly in older versions of LiveCode, it makes a huge difference.
> 
> E.g. try setting the thumbPos of a progress bar using a repeat loop in LC 5. Without "wait", you may not even see that the progress bar updates until you reach the end of the loop.
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> On 5/16/2014 23:43, Jerry Jensen wrote:
>> In a nice example from Mark S., I see the line below. I've never seen the "with messages" part on the end of a repeat statement. I tried it, and it compiles and runs without complaint. What does it do, allow messages at the end of each repeat? I don't see it in the dictionary. I'm running LC Community 6.6.1 .
>> .Jerry
>> 
>> On May 16, 2014, at 5:46 AM, Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:
>> 
>>>  repeat with x = 100 down to 0 with messages
>> 
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