When me is not me

Brian Milby brian at milby7.com
Sat Mar 10 18:05:03 CET 2018


Ali, he was doing the former. So could this actually be a bug?
On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 6:17 AM Ali Lloyd via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> In theory that shouldn't be the problem - `the <property> of me` should
> short-circuit to directly evaluating the property of the object with the
> behavior, rather than evaluating `me` as a name first. This is why `put the
> long id of me into tID` also works.
>
> Peter, in your original script are you doing
>  set the hilitedButton of me to tNum
> directly, or
> local tMe
> put me into tMe
> set the hilitedButton of tMe to tNum
> ?
>
> The latter will have the 'not on the current card' problem, whereas the
> former should (in theory) not.
>
> On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 2:41 AM Brian Milby via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
> > I think I know what is going on.  If you add a couple of put statements
> to
> > that script you will find that "me" by itself doesn't include the card or
> > stack.  So "put me" would give something like [group "Language Choice"]
> > which isn't specific enough from another card.  This works:
> >
> > local tID
> > put the long id of me into tID
> > set the hilitedButton of tID to tNum
> >
> > But it can be simpler:
> >
> > set the hilitedButton of the long id of me to tNum
> >
> > I didn't do it from an openStack script, but from the message box while
> on
> > another card.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Brian
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 8:10 PM Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode <
> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Yes, it works great if you are on the card, not if you are somewhere
> > else.
> > >
> > >
> > > > On Mar 9, 2018, at 6:03 PM, Mike Bonner via use-livecode <
> > > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Nevermind. Another card. DOH
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 6:59 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> What version?  Its working for me in 9 dp11 by using either dispatch
> > or
> > > >> send to the group.
> > > >>
> > > >> In the group:
> > > >> command doit pbtn
> > > >>   set the hilitedbutton of me to pbtn
> > > >> end doit
> > > >>
> > > >> And from the message box..
> > > >>
> > > >> send ("doit" && 2) to group 1
> > > >> or
> > > >> dispatch "doit" to group 1 with 3
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 6:23 PM, Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode <
> > > >> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>> I learned something today.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> I was trying by script to set the hilite of a radio button in a
> group
> > > on
> > > >>> another card.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> My script is in the group “Language Choice” which is called by
> > > openStack.
> > > >>> I’m thinking that “me” would operate on the group:
> > > >>>
> > > >>>        set the hilitedButton of me to tNum
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Didn’t work, even though the script received the message and
> > completed.
> > > >>> The radio buttons were unchanged. I modified it to this, which
> > worked:
> > > >>>
> > > >>>        set the hilitedButton of group "Language Choice" of card
> > > >>> "Settings" to tNum
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>> I can only think that, a group, even though it is on a single card
> > and
> > > >>> does not have its backgroundBehavior set to true, must be referred
> to
> > > >>> explicitly by the name of the group and the name of the card is
> > > resides in.
> > > >>> Or maybe it’s because the individual buttons didn't have
> sharedHilite
> > > set
> > > >>> to true.
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Peter Bogdanoff
> > > >>> ArtsInteractive
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
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