Wait, the problem, and why it is important to solve

Mark Wieder ahsoftware at sonic.net
Mon Jul 31 17:39:29 CEST 2017


On 07/29/2017 09:23 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:

> P.S. One other possibility I've toyed with is doing LCS->BYTECODE, then 
> BYTECODE->ASYNCIFIED_JAVASCRIPT. The latter would be particularly easy 
> if targetting browsers which have already implemented the new async 
> JavaScript features. Since it looks like the HTML5 engine will only 
> become truly widely usable when we move to WASM, this might well be a 
> much more maintainable, and relatively quicker option.
> 

I also want to point out (thanks for that long well-thought-out post) 
that many of the use cases you list might be better served with callback 
functions than with a cobbled-together 'wait' command. Javascript on its 
own doesn't have a wait or sleep command, and while there are ways to 
simulate the effect, they are problematic in a real-world environment 
where network timing issues are out of control of the calling code.

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  Mark Wieder
  ahsoftware at gmail.com



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