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[ALLY] Re: Script Startup Suggestion

From: arolls:bigpond:au at: 26-Apr-2001 3:32

> If your script needs to fetch files from the net before it opens a > window, it would be good to tell the user about it. Otherwise, the > user might think that your script does not work, and run it several > times or get frustrated.
Yes, I have encountered that myself.
> Here's an easy way to tell the user: > > flash "Downloading files..." > read-thru http://www/file1.jpg > read-thru http://www/file2.jpg > read-thru http://www/file3.jpg > unview
I'll have to run around to my scripts and clean up. :)
> REBOL [ > Title: "A script" > Needs: [http://www/file1.jpg http://www.file2.jpg] > ] > > and a downloading message will appear automatically. Would be nice.
That would be useful. I was thinking something like this should be built in. I didn't want to have to write such a function into all my little scripts. Of course, I could put the function into a separate file... But it needs to be loaded somehow, doesn't it? :) Anton.