[squeak-dev] "Resettable" Delay?

Chris Muller asqueaker at gmail.com
Mon May 20 04:16:36 UTC 2019

The balloon help does this.  It uses #Morph>>#addAlarm:after:, et al.
On mouse leave, it kills the alarm if it hasn't already fired.  I used
it in Maui, too, worth checking out.

 - Chris

 - Chris

On Sun, May 19, 2019 at 12:50 AM Jim Rosenberg <jr at amanue.com> wrote:
> I'm in the midst of a project in which I'm adding sound to some artistic
> work I've been doing in Squeak for quite a few years now. I want a sound to
> be played when (1) the mouse cursor enters a morph which is one of my own
> subclasses of RectangleMorph; and then (2) the mouse cursor becomes
> "quiet". Maybe this is not the right way to do this, but here's how I'm
> thinking of doing it:
> On mouseEnter, create a Delay and then fork a process which waits on the
> Delay and plays the sound. (Duration of the Delay is an artistic decision
> based on context.)
> On mouseMove, if the Delay is notNil and is being waited on, "reset it".
> On mouseLeave, kill the process waiting on the Delay if it hasn't already
> fired.
> It looks to me from reading the code (Squeak 4.3) that I can reset the
> Delay using the Delay class method scheduleDelay: -- but [I haven't tried
> it yet ...] this makes me nervous. scheduleDelay: is labelled Private. I
> think that's telling me that calling this method from application code is a
> No-no. I'm also nervous about what I might need to do regarding the
> semaphore.
> Comments please? Is there an easier way to do this? I need some way to
> reset a Delay that's already being waited on to the original duration.
> -Thanks in advance, Jim

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