[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
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?