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Script Interference from Another Application

Question asked by lloyddd on Aug 20, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 25, 2009 by lloyddd


Script Interference from Another Application


OS: Mac OSX 10.5 

Version: Filemaker 10


While testing a script today I had an interesting issue come up.


While the script was executing, a notification window popped up from my email client informing me of a newly received message.  This window requires acknowledgment before you can access other windows on the desktop.  After closing this notification window I noted that my Filemaker script was stuck in a recursive loop - I was aware of where it was stuck in the script based on the screen output.  This required a forced quit of Filemaker.  My questions:


1) Is it possible that the notification window from the email client caused the script to hiccup and that the window interfered precisely at the moment the loop was being executed?

2) Are we talking about fractions of seconds that we cannot measure making this an improbable occurrence?

3) Any thoughts on whether this is an issue specific with my email client (which is a solution developed by my employer) or is it possible with other applications that open notification windows?

4) Has anybody else encountered this?