Locking Messages

Bridger Maxwell bridgeyman at gmail.com
Sun Mar 5 19:53:22 EST 2006

Thanks, I think that might work.  I need to try it out.  The reason I can't
know what is triggering the problem is because my stack is made to work with
any card, and every time I use it I am sending a different card with
different handlers in it accross the network.  Most of the errors are from
the openCard, preOpenCard and such, but because I am working with a lot of
different cards from any stack a mouseover handler might be in there, or
maybe an idle.  My stack has to be able to deal with anything.

On 3/5/06, Rob Cozens <rcozens at pon.net> wrote:
> Bridger,
> > The thing is a
> > card may have a handler in it that is triggered, that refers to an
> > object on
> > another card.  Because it has been seperated from the rest of the
> > stack, it
> > can't find that object and it causes errors.  Once it is inserted into
> > the
> > new stack it should stop causing errors, but until then I need to lock
> > the
> > messages to the stack holding the card so it doesn't trigger anything.
> >  I
> > can't really predict what handlers will be triggered, or what the
> > errors are
> > going to be so I can't just intercept them beforehand.  Any ideas
> 1. Isn't it possible to isolate the line in Stack 1's handler where
> this occurs and lock/unlock messages before/after that line?
> Eg:
> on createStackForNetwork stack3CardId
>     ....
>     ....
>     lock messages
>     copy card id stack3CardId of stack "Stack 3" to stack "Stack 2"
>     unlock messages
>     ...
>     ...
> end createStackForNetwork
> 2.  I'm still having trouble understanding why you can't predict when
> and what will happen if Stacks 1, 2, & 3 are your creations.   Only a
> limited number of messages might trigger Stack 3 card handlers when the
> card is copied to Stack 2: newCard, preOpenCard, openCard, and
> closeCard.   If you step through the handler in the debugger with the
> Message Watcher open, you should be able to determine the line(s) that
> trigger the problem.
> Rob Cozens
> CCW, Serendipity Software Company
> "And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
> Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
> from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)
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