[futurebasic] Re: [FB] June Challenge: Locking Handles

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From: Robert Covington <artlythere@...>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 11:39:34 -0400
>>In the course of working on the new Appearance runtime, a well-known
>>software entrepreneur found it desirable to modify some of my
>>deathless code, by inserting extra lines to lock a handle-block
>>temporarily while a toolbox call (DiffRgn) was made.
>>
>>The ensuing correspondence revealed three things:  (1) we cannot
>>agree on the need for that change, (2) at least one of us could be
>>described as opinionated (or pig-headed), and (3) the code seems to
>>work with or without the additions.
>>
>>The June Challenge, then, refers to the lines annotated:
>>     ' [ST*Z]
>>in the program extracts below.  Are they required for safety?
>
>
>snip...
>
>Dear Robert,
>
>Oink oink oink. Oink-oink eoinky oink. Oink oinking oink oinker oink
>oink oinkly. Oinker oinks. Oink oink oink. Oink-oink eoinky oink.
>Oink oinking oink oinker oink oink oinkly. Oinker oinks. Oink oink
>oink. Oink-oink eoinky oink. Oink oinking oink oinker oink oink
>oinkly. Oinker oinks.
>
>Translation:
>
>I turned on Mem Heck and put the code into a loop to repeat the
>diffrgn call 1,000 times. I checked the address of the variable
>before and after the diffrgn.
<big snip>

You may safely remove the extra
>lines.

I love this -drama- ! :)

List excitement... research... brain against brain...pig against
kiwi....tug of war... Memory Glands heaving...

Ah...so exciting.

RCoink