What is wrong with this Script logic?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Jan 11 00:39:35 EST 2013

It isn't really hung, you can command-period to abort the infinite loop. 
But still. Hm.

It locks up for me too, and it didn't used to. Not only that, but if I 
abort the script I still get a final dialog, and if I hit Cancel in that 
one, I get the same odd results you do -- part of the script goes into 
the ask field, which then displays "ask warning". How weird.

The reason you aren't getting a recursion error is because it isn't 
really recursion (the handler doesn't call itself.) It's just a loop. 
Only the ask dialog should be modal and stop the loop until you dismiss 
it, then evaluate the entry and loop again or exit. That's not 
happening. It looks like the script keeps running even with the dialog 
up, the loop backs up with multiple calls to the ask dialog, and 
everything hangs.

Something's wrong. I think it's the dialog.

On 1/10/13 11:08 PM, Kay C Lan wrote:
> Jacque,
> Actuallly this doesn't work for me either. LC locks up, my CPUs go to
> 100% and I don't even get a recursion message or anything. I have to
> Force Quit LC.
> Any further suggestions?
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:43 AM, J. Landman Gay
> <jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:
>> on hCheckEntry pData
>>    repeat until pData is an integer
>>      ask warning "Please enter only whole numbers!" with pData \
>>         titled "Enter A Number"
>>      if the result = "cancel" then exit to top
>>      put it into pData
>>    end repeat
>>    put pData into me
>> end hCheckEntry
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