Behaviors and scripts and a new handler structure...
paul at researchware.com
Thu Apr 1 15:51:28 EDT 2021
I have increasingly been using behaviors in my applications where it
makes sense to assign a script to multiple objects or to override the
actions of existing script handlers by assign a behavior with different
version of those handlers.
The one thing I dislike about behaviors is all the objects I need to
create (a button for this behavior another button for that behavior
script and so on).
I'd love to see a new LCS structure like the following:
<series of one or more handlers>
that you can just have in a script. Even multiple behaviors in the same
script perhaps each with their own 'mouseUp' handlers and then you can
set the behavior of an object to a behavior name and done. Obviously,
any messages (i.e mouseDown, mouseUp, etc. etc.) in the behavior block
should never received a mouseDown, mouseUp, etc. message unless sent to
the object tat have the behavior assigned to it.
I think it would make code maintenance potentially much easier. I don't
have any idea how much of a engine change such a addition to the
language would represent.
Anyone else think this is a good idea?
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