[etoys-dev] Re: repeat-tile

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Apr 8 13:02:18 EDT 2010

On 08.04.2010, at 18:52, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:
> On Thursday 08 April 2010 02:47:13 pm Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> In fact, turtle graphics might be the one intrinsically useful application
>> of the repeat tile. If that is so, how about moving it to the pen
>> category?
> Repeat is convenient outside of pen drawing.

Do you have an example?

> Sure, one can write scripts 
> without it but repetition is intuitive operation for kids and dropping it 
> would be a pity.

No, it usually does not do what it intuitively should do.

> How about extending "do:" to "do:times:" in scripting category?

In theory that would be a possibility. However, tiles can only have one argument. There is only a single exception and that tile is special-cased in a gazillion places.

- Bert -

More information about the etoys-dev mailing list