Dispatch and send

David Bovill david at vaudevillecourt.tv
Wed Dec 22 14:18:13 EST 2010


I'd say it's a bug?


On 22 December 2010 17:56, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>wrote:

> David Bovill wrote:
>
>  Anyone got a reason for this being Appropriate behavior?
>>
>> dispatch "beep" to this cd -- no beep
>>
>>> send "beep" to this cd -- a beep
>>>
>>
> Interestingly, running this in the Message Box:
>
>  dispatch "beep" to this cd; put it
>
> ...yields "unhandled"
>
> You get the same with any build-in command, e.g.:
>
>  dispatch "go next" to this cd; put it
>
> Whether this is a weakness in the engine or the documentation is a question
> of intention:
>
> Is "dispatch" designed to handle only custom handlers? It appears to be,
> and if that's what's intended it's working fine and all that's needed is a
> note in the docs clarifying that.
>
> But if the intention was that it could be used for built-in commands too
> then there appears to be a bug in the engine.
>



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