Alex Tweedly alex at
Sun Jan 2 21:23:20 EST 2005

Richard Gaskin wrote:

>    Simple. Easy. Quick. Automatically accomodates any number of tabs. 
> What else could a body ask for?
> Just one more line:
> on menuPick ChosenOne
>   lock screen <- to postpone redraw until the changes are completed
>   repeat for each line LL of me
>     set the visible of group LL to (LL = ChosenOne)
>   end repeat
> end menuPick
> That's how I do it in WebMerge.  There are about 200 controls spread 
> across four groups, and I found it easier to address them all on one 
> card rather than having to specify the card for each control in the 
> scripts that deal with them.

Are there advantages of this approach compared to Dave C's suggestion of

> on menuPick pNew, pOld
>   hide group pOld
>   show group pNew
> end menuPick 

Now that I realize that there is a second parameter provided, it seems 
like the better way - but are there any cases where the "pOld" wouldn't 
be what might be expected ?

-- Alex.

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