[REBOL] Re: Field event "missing in action"
From: brett:codeconscious at: 18-May-2001 23:32
Thanks for your reply. I'm almost asleep but hopefully my wording will be as
good as yours :)
You may be right with the different event space idea - but my understanding
(of Windows non-console applications) is that there is one event loop that
dispatches events appropriately. For Rebol this would probably dispatch key
events, face events, etc to the internal Rebol event model.
It has been six years since I used Delphi (1.0). More recently I've used
Powerbuilder - interestingly both had similar issues relating to the problem
I described - work left undone. Or perhaps the problem is with my
While I might have to use the workaround - I'd like to use the event method
I described rather than the workaround polling method, because I have found
in the past that I have had much better success with producing predictable
user interface interactions (valid widgets according to state). Also since
the event system is there, I would like to know how complete it is, how I
can use it profitably and how I go about customising it.
Given Borland have created a new windowing framework for the release of
Kylix that will be used in Delphi as well, I'm guessing that platform
independent event systems could be thorny. Still, I wait hopefully for the