Can't call functions from messagebox in 6.5.1

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Sat Dec 21 20:31:08 EST 2013

On 12/21/13 5:24 PM, dunbarx at wrote:

> You can no longer  say:
> put yourFunction() into fld 1 --from the message box

Depending on the function, you can sometimes do that from the multi-line 
message box. That one parses commands differently than the single line one.

I tried this function:

function putTime
  return the time
end putTime

In the multi-line msg I get an error, because the msg box doesn't parse 
"7:20 PM" properly. But if I change the function to return simply 
"hello" then it works.

So, sort of a workaround. Sometimes, maybe.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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