THOUGHT: the [effective] [working] screenLoc

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Mon Jun 4 15:31:59 EDT 2018

And I was in a round about way saying I didn't think it was necessary to do this through the engine, since there was no clear performance gain, and the code to work around it is one or two lines. I should have been clearer. 

Bob S

> On Jun 4, 2018, at 09:07 , Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Yes, that is why I said (read below) that if others did not think there
> should be an effective and/or working key word for the screenLoc
> function, I would roll my own based on the screenRect function. I was
> asking whether other think the screenLoc function should or should not
> have these keywords.
> On 6/4/2018 11:55 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>> Seems like you could subtract item 1 from item 3 and item 2 from item 4 of the effective screenRect to get what you need. 
>> Bob S
>>> On Jun 4, 2018, at 08:08 , Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>>> I posted the question below and got no responses so I thought I would
>>> try again.
>>> I noticed that screenLoc has no effective or working keywords associated
>>> with it in LC9 or earlier. It seems to me that it should and that if it
>>> has been done for the screenRect(s), it should be a small enhancement to
>>> add them to the screenLoc
>>> Do others agree? If so I will submit and enhancement entry to the
>>> quality center. if not, I'll drop this discussion thread and roll my own
>>> function based on the screenRect function.

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