Re: scripting with bonobo

On Thu Jun 29, 2000 at 09:00:05AM -0400, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> >>>>> "Dirk-Jan" == Dirk-Jan C Binnema <> writes:
>     > Well, the add_object method gives you the opportunity to insert
>     > object refs with no directly relation to your one, single host
>     > object.  
> That is one ugly hack.

No, it's not. You can't always have all the objects you need in one
tree (or at least accessible through that tree). In a project I did, I
got references from various places (developed independently), and
needed to insert these in the scripting environment. This wasn't your
average 'office-app needs scripting', though. But it proved very
useful, so I see no reason not to include such a call.

Also note that in the MS ActiveScript* case (and the way I thought of
it), using the 'add_object' is the only way to add references at all
-- the Host object is not used for this, the Host serves as a callback
for various events.

>     > In Python and Perl you could get such refs to *new*
>     > objects by creating them 'by hand' (i.e. creating a reference to
>     > IDL:Evolution/Message:1.0); however, in VBScript/JavaScript (on
>     > MS platform), there is no way to do 'CreateObject()' or
>     > something (unless you add such method yourself). 
> Yes, there is.  Just use "GetObject".

IIRC, that's not available when using plain-vanilla VBScript.

-- Dirk-Jan.

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