[Newbies] Stop a script for a second

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Nov 29 21:10:55 UTC 2006

On Nov 29, 2006, at 19:17 , Martin Bleichner wrote:

> Hi together,
> I am new to this list. So perhaps I should introduce myself. I am  
> 25 year old german student studying  congitive neuroscience  in  
> Utrecht/Netherlands. I want to use squeak /etoys mainly for  
> exploring and visualizing some ideas in a quick way.
> Right now I want to build a prototype for an experiment and  think  
> that this is a good project to learn a bit more about squeak.
> I want to program a sequence of objects appearing on different  
> positions on the screen one after the other and later in a random  
> order.
> A very dirty way to do so is just script doing something like.
> object1 show.
> script wait for 1000ms.
> object1 hide
> object2 show
> script wait for 1000ms.
> I know that this is a very basic question but couldn't find the  
> answer, as I don't know what it is I am looking for.

Waiting inside a script is not supported in this version of etoys.  
What you can do instead is this:

script ticking once a second, for an object with a variable named i
  * increase i by 1
  * Test i = 1 Yes: obj1 show
  * Test i = 2 Yes: obj1 hide, obj2 show
  * Test i = 3 Yes: set i to 0

- Bert -

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