[Encore] Command box question
jung at uib.no
Thu Jan 14 05:43:36 MST 2010
> How does one get on when using $command_utils:read ie n = toint($command_utils:read("your name"));
> I've tested the code in v4 - without error.
> Is there something extra required with $command_utils:read??
The 5b is not flawless in taking non-talk user input via chat. The
input/output model has completely changed, ALL input is now
HTML/webserver-communication instead of the old, direct socket thing. (I
won't be discussing the pros and cons here and now.) Some verb stacks
(command-IDs) are put into queues or oppressed along the way in order to
make that work. I noticed that some chains wouldn't work as expected;
especially when using read() - that should always go through the command
utils, but you have that - and if using more than one of those pr. verb.
Maybe wiz bits? What perms do you run your verbs with (whole stack)?
When working on 5, I put as much non-chat out of the chat as I possibly
could. You will notice that most input-things (like @configure, @page,
start recorder, connect intercom devices) are now web forms outside the
chat (which itself is a web form), which comply to the new webserver
The old style moo-read() is nice and fast, and writing it is simple and
works - if you have firewalls down, sockets open and java to run it (and
a user who doesn't mind doing command type style). However, you might
run into problems. I wonder if you would consider writing web forms for
the user to fill in the desired input. More work, I admit that!
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