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[REBOL] Re: Field event "missing in action"

From: brett:codeconscious at: 18-May-2001 23:32

Hi Scott, 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 expectations :) 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 answer.... :) Brett.