Clarification for SetCursorShape action

Andreas Kraft (
Wed, 2 Jul 1997 14:29:32 +0200 (MET DST)

Dear member of the MUG,

I have a request for clarification concerning the "setCursorShape" action.
In the description in 11.4 the second part of the "Provisions of use" states

"NewCursorShape shall refer to an active CursorShape object." (1)

In 3 (Terms and definitions) the definition states

"An active object has its RunningStatus set to True." (2)

An CursorShape object is always active (see 20.1.1), but its RunningStatus
attribute inherited from the Root class is never set to True. Therefore,
it is not active.

I suggest to change phrase (1) to:

"NewCursorShape shall refer to an available CursorShape object." (3)

What do you think?

I have not checked whether this might also be true for other classes like
the Palette and Font classes.

Very best regards,


  o  _     Andreas Kraft
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