Making "read from file" less blocky.

Alex Tweedly alex at
Sun Aug 4 09:59:27 EDT 2019

OK, here's a "really out there" suggestion ....

1. Run a local web server  to serve files (locally only).

      Can be done various ways, including (easily) via LC and the httpd 

         (build that server as a standalone and have it running - 
started from your app if need be...)

2. in your stack, just do

   load url ("http://localhost:8080/myfilename") with message "mycallback"

and handle the file once it has been read in the "mycallback" handler

-- Alex.

On 04/08/2019 01:56, Tom Glod via use-livecode wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I'm having trouble finding a combination of settings that allows my file
> loading  to seem to happen in the background.
>    repeat while read_result is not "eof"
>           read from file ThisFile for (1024 * 1000) bytes
>           put the result into read_result
>           put it after IntoThisVariable
>           add length(it) to amount_read
>           TSTProgress amount_read,ExpectedSize,"%","Loading File ..."
> (Progress Indicator Handler)
>           wait 10 milliseconds with messages
>        end repeat
> no matter what I try, its still sluggish, and it seems like messages are
> still accumilating instead of being processed by the engine.
> Am I missing something?  Normally waiting with messages sufficiently frees
> the engine to allow the UI to remain responsive.
> Thanks,
> Tom
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