"send" vs "dispatch"

Tom Glod tom at makeshyft.com
Tue Oct 9 01:23:44 EDT 2018

ever since I learned that you can pass a whole array using the send command
the dispatch doesn't seem that much more convenient at all..i do alot of in
time commands so this is very convenient to my needs / style

send "mymessage myarray" to this stack

for years I thought using this form 'myarray' is sent as a string, but it
is actually the whole array and all its data) ..no need to concatenate the

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 8:54 PM Mark Wieder via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> On 10/08/2018 04:41 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
> Another nice feature of dispatch is that if the handler does not exist
> in the target, it will silently and gracefully fail, continuing to
> execute code after the call.
> Yeah, that's a double-edged doohickey, though. I *do* use it that way
> sometimes as well, but note that if you don't check the result then you
> won't know if the dispatch succeeded when you want it to.
> Sometimes silently failing is good, sometimes not so much. YMMV.
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>   Mark Wieder
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