[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Multi HANDLEEVENTS (was White Dot on Refresh problem)

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From: Paul Bruneau <paul_bruneau@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 09:25:06 -0400

tedd wrote:
> Take for example, printing. The old way we used to print was to send stuff
> to the printer. During that time the computer was tied up printing -- and
> the user just sat waiting for the printing to end. However now, we don't do
> that. Instead we send stuff to the printer on a piece meal basis --
> stopping every once in a while to "look around" to see if the user wants to
> do something else -- like to cancel printing or to use another program.

Unfortunately, the way things are now, I can print a page from
communicator (I mean by that I can select "Print" from the file menu,
then go to 3 other pages, check my mail, and reply to my aunt Margaret
before the damn thing gets around to actually printing something. By the
time it does, my letter to aunt Margaret is getting sent to the printer.
In this case, I'll take the good ole "lock my computer up until I'm
done" model.