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Re: Boomerang with Sidecar
No, of course I understand that it is logically impossible for it to know
whether it's a tap or a hold until the button is released, and therefore it
cannot invoke the function until release.
But if the time required is somewhere around .002 or .003 of a second, does
it matter in practical terms? I was testing to see if, in practical terms,
that tiny delay factored into a performance in a meaningful way.
If you are a "below .002 seconds" kind of guy, perhaps you should contact
Mike Nelson. There is definitely no documented way to change the functioning
according to your question, but that doesn't mean that the functionality
isn't built-in for testing and development purposes. If so, then perhaps he
could provide you with a modified Rang that accommodates your requirements.
----- Original Message -----
From: "andy butler" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 4:11 AM
Subject: Re: Boomerang with Sidecar
Brian Carabee wrote:
Apparently the Rang makes the calculation within a couple of milliseconds
whether it's a Tap or a Hold.
Thanks for taking the time, I think your analysis is missing something
Try holding the switch down for half a second and see
what happens...bet you won't get the shortpress function until you take
your foot off.
Here's why I think that.....
Assuming the time for a long press is one second.
You hit the switch, and hold it for 0.5 seconds.
During which time the Rang can't
possibly know whether it's getting a longpress or shortpress.
Maybe you release it at 0.6s , maybe you hold it past a second.
Fact is (and I can assure you every hardware developer is aware
of this ) no device can distinguish between shortpress and longpress
until the switch is *released*.
On the EDP the shortpress and longpress are very carefully
paired so that the shortpress function *can* be initiated
as soon as the switch is pressed.