HTML5 deployment: progress comes into sight
hh at hyperhh.de
Wed May 31 17:13:38 EDT 2017
Call, send , dispatch, do script ...
It is very impressive how the core team can still have all that
messaging in mind while developing LC Builder.
Now why not use kind of a mnemonic naming in LCB e.g.
sendHandler <handler> <to object>
callHandler <handler> <of object>
dispatchHandler <handler> <of object>
doHandler <handler> <of object>?
We could still have
do <script> <in object> [as language]
Could be used parallel to
doHandler <handler> of <browser widget>
> > hh wrote:
> > Using or not using another widget from LC Builder via LC Script arises
> > the next
> > new question:
> >  How can widgets easily communicate amongst themselves?
> Mark W. wrote:
> At the moment widgets can communicate with each other via properties -
> there is a missing 'feature' at present in terms of allowing public
> (non-event) handlers to be called from 'outside the widget' (i.e. from
> script)... Although this is more a matter of finding the right syntax
> than anything else.
> A widget might have a 'Copy' handler - which does what you would expect
> 'copy tObject' to do - so you might want to invoke this handler at
> certain points:
> call "Copy" of widget "Foo"
> However, 'call' already has a meaning - it means 'send message to script
> object without changing context' (note I use the term 'script object'
> here to distinguish between the object as you see it in LCS, i.e. its
> script, and the object which backs it, i.e. the widget).
> Basically, we can't use 'dispatch', 'call' or 'send' as their behavior
> is already taken for interaction at the script level (i.e. LCS handlers
> in the scripts of the objects) and *not* invoking a method on the
> 'thing' behind the script (whether that be an engine control, or
> Indeed, we already made a slight mistake with 'do in <widget>' which we
> do need to rectify (somehow) at somepoint - for a similar reason so that
> we can actually have 'do in <object>' to mean 'do the fragment of script
> in the context of the target object' (at the moment you can use it on a
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