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by FourthWorld
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

Or did I miss the fact that a stackInUse (library stack) was necessary to see the oddities of the last five pages? Yes, at least in the IDE, where the Ask and Answer stacks are each in their own stackfile. You know the message path well; after a message reaches the stack it goes to the engine... .....
by FourthWorld
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

dunbarx wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:34 am
How many other messages, however distorted in their action, likely each with its own pecadillos, are associated with an open dialog?
I would imagine all of them except those needed to maintain the modality of the dialog.
by FourthWorld
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

Yes, I'd expect key events to go to the topmost stack. But that's not specific to modals.

Maybe I need better coffee to catch up with what you're saying.
by FourthWorld
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

Thanks, Mark. Both of those are good descriptions, but do not address what's being referred to as "message leaking" (what we usually call "normal message path"). The first snippet says the calling handler is blocked, which seems to be happening in this test case so that much is fine. The second refe...
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

Curious. That's an engine thing I presume?
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Refering to INKs by using numbers?
Replies: 9
Views: 1442

Re: Refering to INKs by using numbers?

How did you find this ancient thread, Maverick90?
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: BigSur universal app suuport?
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: BigSur universal app suuport?

GitHub shows very recent activity for the latest macOS:
https://github.com/livecode/livecode/pulse

Do these newer Macs provide no means of running existing macOS apps?
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

Why is the mode of the stack important?
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

But it would be an issue in a standalone. And in that scenario the problem is worse, since it's difficult to diagnose issues in a standalone, esp those that don't also occur in the IDE.
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

Ask and Answer dialogs live in a separate stack file while you're working in the IDE.

So anything in your stack script, or any other stack script, won't come into play - unless you make the script global as either a library or a backscript.
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

I wish to post the silly notion that maybe documenting a bug is not the same as fixing it. Plus I believe the work involved in trying to document this is more involved than the fix, which is filed here: https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=22977 Thank you for submitting that bug report. It'...
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

odysseus wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:31 pm
If it was documented it would be easy to dial out.
One of the challenges with addressing an issue through documentation is figuring out where to put the note.

In your journey, would a note in the Dictionary entry for "start using" have helped?
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

If you feel limiting this to the ask and answer dialogs would be sufficient, that would be easy to remedy. I can imagine many other unexpected anomalies with libraries that handle system messages, though, so I'm not sure those would be enough. In the other hand, I've read nearly every post here and ...
by FourthWorld
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

It's not the mainstack, it's a library. The global scope of the library allows it to catch any events but trapped elsewhere. The more I think about it, the more it seems impractical for all IDE components and all third-party plugins to trap all possible messages just for edge cases like this. It's v...
by FourthWorld
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Answer function
Replies: 82
Views: 1989

Re: Answer function

This raises a question: should we add mouseDown stubs to the answer and ask dialogs to prevent this in the future?

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