Active window and mouse location

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue May 8 15:13:21 EDT 2018


dunbarx wrote:

 > The "screenMouseLoc" is a property, but the "mouseLoc" is a
 > function.You cannot set a function.
 >
 > Why this was wrought this way is anybody's guess.

If memory serves mouseLoc was implemented as a function for 
compatibility with HyperCard, which offered no way to move the mouse 
cursor.

When the opportunity came up to make a global version, it seems the 
choice to make that one a property was simply because a property is more 
useful, allowing both getting and setting.

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  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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