Determine if script is running

Mark Waddingham mark at
Sun Nov 27 09:46:57 EST 2016

The waitDepth tells you how many nested wait calls are (recursively) in progress - that might be useful for what you need.

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> On 27 Nov 2016, at 14:08, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at> wrote:
> If a beginner was asking this question, I would skip the thread and move on
> because...come on.  LC is single-threaded.
> HOWEVER, wait with messages brings up an interesting problem - how to tell
> if a script that was waiting...with messages is waiting, or is dead,
> perhaps exited.  I don't really want to do the compile/launch workaround,
> because I want to be able to have Bad Things trip the debugger, which is
> hard to do with standalones.
> I suppose I could have the script update a global each time it begins a
> wait, and then have the cron script look for that, and if we're past a
> certain time, assume that the wait is over, but that assumes I don't
> introduce some error, later and forget to update the variable.
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