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[ALLY] Re: More on Do's and Views

From: carl:cybercraft at: 26-Apr-2001 21:36

On 26-Apr-01, Paolo Russo wrote:
>> Hi. >> 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 ""] >> ]]] >> Thanks >> TBrownell > 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]] -- Carl Read [carl--cybercraft--co--nz]