[etoys-dev] Re: repeat-tile

karl ramberg karlramberg at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 16:23:26 EDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 7:02 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> 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.
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Could we not add a tick feature so you could ask a script to tick 10
times for example ?
I have not looked at how much special cases that touches ;-)

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