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by slylabs13
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: Library for using associative arrays as indexed arrays
Replies: 9
Views: 3290

Re: Library for using associative arrays as indexed arrays

It occurs to me that the Datagrid library must already do this. If you delete a line, don't the following lines renumber themselves?
by slylabs13
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: LiveCode 8.0.0 App Browser
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: LiveCode 8.0.0 App Browser

I tried the project browser for about 15 minutes. I switched back to the Application Browser. Not sure why the App Browser is being depricated, but I would have real hesitation to migrating to a version that does not have it.
by slylabs13
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Retaining Backwards Compatibility in a Changing World
Replies: 52
Views: 12472

Re: Retaining Backwards Compatibility in a Changing World

Change is painful, and letting go of the past is difficult, but I say unshackle the team and move forward. Keep the legacy engines available for older code to run on older systems, but don't let compatibility issues interfere with moving the platform forward. OSes will continue to evolve, hardware ...
by slylabs13
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Retaining Backwards Compatibility in a Changing World
Replies: 52
Views: 12472

Re: Retaining Backwards Compatibility in a Changing World

As LiveCode moves forward we are increasingly being 'held back' to a certain degree with the need to retain (as far as is practical) existing script compatibility. [*]revXML and revDB functions should be returning (abstract) strings and not raw data [*]'the result' not being a global variable and b...
by slylabs13
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Retaining Backwards Compatibility in a Changing World
Replies: 52
Views: 12472

Re: Retaining Backwards Compatibility in a Changing World

"whether an array's keys are considered case-sensitive should be a property of the array, and not based on a local property" There is already a command for case sensitivity. Does this not work with array keys as with everything else? Why make arrays a special case? That will just introduce more conf...
by slylabs13
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Retaining Backwards Compatibility in a Changing World
Replies: 52
Views: 12472

Re: Retaining Backwards Compatibility in a Changing World

I think getProp/setProp should remain as they are. They are customer *properties* not custom *handlers*. Built in properties can be set/gotten when messages are suppressed. Why confuse things? If you don't want them to fire, don't use a custom property, or else check to see if messages are locked be...
by slylabs13
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: iOS Deployment
Topic: Help me name this external
Replies: 42
Views: 4078

Re: Help me name this external

I have a utility that drops a field, button or menu based upon a list of columns from a selected table in a mySQL database. I call it fieldDropper. Maybe you could call this mergDropper.
by slylabs13
Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Progress Bar: continual spin
Replies: 13
Views: 1877

Re: Progress Bar: continual spin

sturgis wrote:If you zip it first it should attach ok.
I did. It was rejected for being too large.
by slylabs13
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Progress Bar: continual spin
Replies: 13
Views: 1877

Re: Progress Bar: continual spin

I have created a simple Spinner runtime to address the problem of blocking operations preventing the spinner from animating. Apparently attachments here are very limited, so contact me off list at bobs @twft. com to get your hands on it. This is MAC ONLY, unless someone else wants to piddle with it ...
by slylabs13
Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Progress Bar: continual spin
Replies: 13
Views: 1877

Re: Progress Bar: continual spin

The spinner does not work while a script is running, so far as I have been able to tell.

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