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Subject: Re: WPS Feature requests
From: Brent Geery (
Date: 2003-04-17

On Wed, 16 Apr 2003 23:18:32 +0200 (MET DST), Kjell Ericson
<> wrote:

> On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, Brent Geery wrote:
> > 6. "Alternating" WPS lines!
> I like that!
> I've made a test (some days ago) with making it possible to switch between two
> WPS-statements every second. Looked like hell in the simulator (not so
> accurate timer I'm afraid), and I've not tried it in real hardware yet.
> I'm also into making it possible to scroll WPS-lines that contains updated
> information. We Player-owner really need that :-)

I was going to suggest that, but was led to believe that it could not
be done. Bravo!

> > OK, that's it for the WPS requests. Any comments?
> Do you have any suggestion of WPS-line-syntax to accomplish what you want?


%~<state one|state two|state three| ect...>

> Alternating lines that are scrolling is out of the question though (must look
> silly and is internally "harder" to accomplish if we need to buffer lines
> like that). But some kind of switch depending on a timer should be possible to
> do (and then the whole WPS-line can alter with that switch).

Wouldn't you "rebuild" (from the latest info) the line, each time it
alternates? If so, couldn't the info be updated at the rebuild, then
buffered for the scrolling. This will not give truly "real-time"
updates, but would update at least every time that line alternates to
a new state. Hope I made that clear, I'm not a coder.
> I'm not promissing I will do it, but maybe give it a look or two.

Sounds good! :)

BRENT - The Usenet typo king. :)

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