QPC2 Windows Quirk

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QPC2 Windows Quirk

Postby stevepoole » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:01 am

Try using the WINDOW keyword with a channel parameter and Print something onto it. (This works OK).
Now use the same keyword again with the same channel parameter at a different location and print something else: Unlike on a QL, the first window disappears!
The solution is to use OPEN#c,SCR twice and not close them until you need to.
This quirk did not happen on my QL! And it was not easy to track down...
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Re: QPC2 Windows Quirk

Postby EmmBee » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:29 am

Hi Steve,

This is interesting. It could be caused by something to do with SMSQ/E's Window manager.
Or it could be to do with the colours being used. Can you please give us more details of how your version of QPC2 is setup,
and the exact code you're using, so that we can replicate it.


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Re: QPC2 Windows Quirk

Postby tofro » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:32 am

That's actually not a quirk. That is the normal behaviour of a running Pointer Environment. If you'd run PE (i.e ptrgen, wman and hot_rext) on your QL, it would behave exactly identical. The main difference is that PE is not optional but always active with SMSQ/E, while you have the choice in QDOS.


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