You probably want to restructure your handler, so that instead of a
repeat loop, it calls itself using send <message> in <time>

So something like:

local KOUNT

on startMyThing
  put 1 into KOUNT
  send "doMyThing" to me
end startMyThing

on doMyThing
   add 1 to KOUNT
   if KOUNT <= 1003 then send "doMyThing" to me in 18000 ticks
end doMyThing


You kick it off by calling startMyThing to initialize things and then it
keep calling itself (doMyThing) every 5 minutes until KOUNT exceed 1003.
All other messages - menu items, mouse clicks, etc. should be handled
normally.


On 9/22/2016 3:58 PM, Richmond wrote:
> Well . . . that works as far as menu commands from the revMenubar
> stack go, but it still blocks
> mouseClicks on the revTools stack and keyboard commands . . .
>
> Richmond.
>
> On 22.09.2016 22:55, Richmond wrote:
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Where?
>>
>> wait 18000 ticks with messages
>>
>> ?
>>
>> Richmond.
>>
>> On 22.09.2016 22:38, Mike Bonner wrote:
>>> add "with messages"
>>>
>>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 1:37 PM, Richmond <richmondmathew...@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have a stack that sits around as a Palette with a script in it that
>>>> repeats itself every 18000 ticks (that's 5 minutes to Thee and Me)
>>>> with
>>>> a code like this:
>>>>
>>>> *put 1 into KOUNT**
>>>> **repeat until KOUNT = 1003*
>>>> /do various jolly things/
>>>> *add 1 to KOUNT**
>>>> **wait 18000 ticks**
>>>> **end repeat*
>>>>
>>>> The "wait 18000 ticks" seems to be locking up the whole IDE so I
>>>> cannot
>>>> get on and do other things . . .
>>>>
>>>> Would be grateful if anyone could suggest a way round this.
>>>>
>>>> Richmond.
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