Can't call functions from messagebox in 6.5.1

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sat Dec 21 20:10:03 EST 2013


Seems like the "right" way to make this change would have been to allow
both formats.  Without a put, the result appears in the message but you can
still type "put yourfunction(parms) into the selobj().

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>


On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 3:24 PM, <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:

> This is AWFUL, and I will tell you why.
>
>
> You can no longer  say:
>
>
> put yourFunction() into fld 1 --from the message box
>
>
> So I see how absolutely cool a feature it is, saving enormous energy to
> only have to write
>
>
> yourFunction()
>
>
> and have it appear in msg, but what if I want to test the function and
> have the answer appear in a field? Oh, well then, just make a button and
> put a handler in its script. No problem. None at all.
>
>
> (Or, er, am I overdoing this and there is in fact a way to do this from
> msg?)
>
>
> Craig
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Sat, Dec 21, 2013 4:42 pm
> Subject: Re: Can't call functions from messagebox in 6.5.1
>
>
> On 12/21/13 3:27 PM, Dr. Hawkins wrote:
> > I've tried calling functions from the messagebox in 6.5.1, both from my
> > mainstack and builtins, such as revDataFromQuery(), and get messages
> like:
> >
> > Message execution error:
> > Error description: Function: error in function handler
> > Hint: getVal
> >
> > This was never a problem with 5.5
>
> Are you using "put getVal()" ? That was changed. Now you just type
> "getVal()".
>
> No idea why this was changed, maybe it's a feature.
>
> --
> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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