[squeakland] Re: Tick Rate not accurate

Ricardo Moran richi.moran at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 00:07:57 EDT 2010


Why is it hidden? It seems like a very nice feature to me.

Richo

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 5:53 PM, Yoshiki Ohshima <yoshiki at vpri.org> wrote:

> At Wed, 2 Jun 2010 13:18:19 -0400,
> Steve Thomas wrote:
> >
> > Bert, thanks for the explanation.
> >
> > So if the default max Tick Rate is 50, should remove 100 from the list of
> selectable tick rates?
> >
> > "Other..." still makes sense (especially 0.1 for ticking every 10
> seconds), but we should have some warning so folks
> > know the limitations. The warning could be when you select Other in the
> dialog box that pops up. ex: "Max Rate is 50 per
> > second, can change in preferences").
> >
> > My major purpose for using Etoys is playing around ;) no specific need at
> this point in time. I noticed the problem when
> > running Randy's Dice Roll project and was simply trying to figure out how
> things worked.
>
>   Just FYI, there is a hidden feature called "fires per tick" (only
> present in the scriptor menu when etoyFriendly preference is off) to
> specify how many times the script should be executed per tick.  For
> example, if you set the number high in Randy's Dice Roll, the bar
> graph grows more rapidly.
>
> -- Yoshiki
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