[ALLY] Re: More on Do's and Views
From: carl:cybercraft at: 26-Apr-2001 21:36
On 26-Apr-01, Paolo Russo wrote:
>> The main snag I hit is after ive "viewed" another pane, the parent
>> script ceases to function... until the viewed window is closed.
>> For exampe, a script that continuosly reads a .txt file and pops up
>> any text it finds. (below) Now you would think that this script
>> would launch one window every second with the contents of the .txt
>> file displayed, but it doesn't... not until you close the viewed
>> window. How would you get this script to just keep opening windows
>> with any new .txt data???
>> REBOL 
>> forever [
>> wait 1
>> a: read %file.txt
>> if not empty? a [
>> view layout [
>> text a
>> button "Clear file" [write %file.txt ""]
> To generate a new window you have to use a refinement. I don't have
> my reference here, so I'm not sure, but it seems to me that the
> right syntax is VIEW/NEW.
> You can easily verify with HELP VIEW from your console. Anyway it
> seems to me there is a limit of 8 independent windows. Again, I'm
> not sure.
> Hope it helps.
It seems to me the 8 window limit's now gone...
for n 1 16 1 [view/new layout [text join "window " n]]