The mouse is down
jphurley at jps.net
Thu Feb 28 18:05:01 EST 2002
>Scott Raney writes:
>> despite having seen statements from various people about the
>> unreliability of the mouse function, we still *don't* have a
>> reproducible example where it returns the wrong value. If
>> it's as common as some people seem to think it is, it should
>> be possible to come up with such an example and send in a bug
>> report so that it can be fixed.
Richard Gaskin replies:
>We're working on it. I haven't been able to recipe-ize it yet, but I can
>assure you I get enough reports from my testers, and have seen it often
>enough myself, that I know it's real.
I can confirm this myself. I used to use the following old standby
to allow the user to move a button around the screen:
repeat while the mouse is down
set the loc of me to the mosueLoc
Sooner or later the button will stick to the mouse like white on
mice--I mean rice.
It is sporadic. I did the follow experiment three times. I click down
on the button, drag the button across the screen and released. I did
this 56 times before they stuck together. I then did it then 4 times
before they stuck. I then did it 76 times before they stuck. At this
point the experiment lost its power to amuse and I quit.
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