Project Folders
Teacher Resources
Student Resources
How Do I?
Site Map
Our Team

MWForum Message [Date Index] [Threads] [Authors] [Attachments] [Subscribe]

[Thread Prev] [Thread Next]

To: mwforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: MIA, Ask an Expert: stop everything but me
From: "Daniel Ajoy" <da.ajoy@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 19:56:25 -0500
Dkim-signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed;

> This is an automatic message sent from the web form at:
> http://mia.openworldlearning.org/howdoi.htm
> from: Laurence <BigBlueLaurence@xxxxxxxxx>
> date: Wed May 13 07:39:21 2009
> platform: PC
> version: MicroWorlds Ex
> Is there any way to stop everything but the procedure that is running the 
> stop-everything-but-me command? It's just something that would be very nice to 

Hi Laurence,

You are confusing procedures with processes.

A procedure is a recipe with a name. The way MicroWorlds carries out that 
recipe is from the top to the bottom. That is called the execution flow.

But a recipe can specify that two things must happen at the same time, thus 
splitting the execution flow, when that happens two "processes" are started, 
each one with its own execution flow.

The commands to stop processes are: stopme, cancel and clickoff

If each of your processes was started by "clickon", then you can use the 
"clickoff.other" procedure below:

to clickoff.other :me
; clickoff other turtles but not me
everyone [if not :me = who [clickoff]]

And example of how to use it is attached.

OpenWorld Learning

PS. I enjoyed answering this question very much.

Attachment: click-off-other.mwx
Description: application/mwx-plugin

  • Previous by thread: MIA, Ask an Expert: stop everything but me
  • Next by thread: Re: MIA, Ask an Expert: stop everything but me

  • To save an attachment to your computer, PC users should right-click (Mac users, click and hold the mouse button) on the link and then choose 'save target as' from the pop-up menu. A window will then pop up in which you can choose a location for the file.

    © copyright 2001 - 2008