Developer Annoyance #1

Jim Ault JimAultWins at
Fri Mar 17 04:09:42 EST 2006

Agreed about only the simplest commands illustrated.
Many is the time what I wanted to do was not covered.  Not even close.
I suppose if the dictionary was the great, all -encompassing resource, this
list would be much smaller and quieter.

I would be really lonely then.  As it is, now I can pretend I have friends.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On 3/17/06 12:47 AM, "Arthur Urban" <aturban at> wrote:

> I've discovered that the dictionary does not always tell the whole
> story. I'm sure it evaluates literals just fine, but it does not
> evaluate containers. Unfortunately the dictionary tends to illustrate
> the simplest of scenarios for a command, not the most likely ones you
> will find yourself using. :)
> The dictionary entry for "send" says:
>> Any parameters are evaluated before they are passed to the send command. For
>> example, the following statement sends the mouseUp message with 2 as the
>> first parameter:
>>   send "mouseUp 1+1" to button "Example"

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