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by rinzwind
Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Compiler howto ;
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Compiler howto ;

Anders Hejlsberg (mr Turbo Pascal, c#) gives some insight into modern compiler design, which happens to be indispensable for the modern intelligent code editor. At the end of the video they also talk about how multiple editors from different vendors can support a programming language easily by deleg...
by rinzwind
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: SenseTalk features to LiveCode?
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: SenseTalk features to LiveCode?

Interesting (old) interview with the main architect of SenseTalk/HyperSense Doug Simons. Shame its only used in eggPlant...
http://www.zathras.de/angelweb/xtalkint ... simons.htm

The same questions asked to other xTalk people out there.
by rinzwind
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: SenseTalk features to LiveCode?
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: SenseTalk features to LiveCode?

It supports the DOT NOTATION which is clean and short ;) : put (firstName:"Joseph", age:50) into joe put property age of joe -- 50 put the age of joe -- 50 put joe's firstName -- Joseph put joe.firstName -- Joseph tellMeMore's elucidation "terse",5 utilities.insertCommas @myNumber,3 Object first not...
by rinzwind
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: SenseTalk features to LiveCode?
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

SenseTalk features to LiveCode?

I think its a good thing to research the few other xTalk alternatives looking for ideas to improve LiveCode. SenseTalk was the scripting environment of NeXTStep/OpenStep (you know, the one where mr Jobs was involved with) and now officially in use by TestPlant/eggPlant (automated testing platform). ...
by rinzwind
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: script local variable
Replies: 9
Views: 1308

Re: script local variable

Performance wise locals and globals are preferable to properties. Especially when one accesses or changes them many many times in loops etc. It would be nice if ther was something like a stack scope variable or card scope. But nope. Its all or nothing right now. Array handling trough properties espe...
by rinzwind
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Unicode in Fields and SQLite
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

Re: Unicode in Fields and SQLite

Would be welcome if the db library had a property that takes care of it for all text in the app. They have it for file handling... Like I said... even the buildin revDataFromQuery messes up and one cant fix that one with textdecode cause its already in ascii format.
by rinzwind
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Unicode in Fields and SQLite
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

Re: Unicode in Fields and SQLite

Encoding should be a propery you set o a connection. revDataFromQuery outputs bad results too (and unfixable with textfecode) when there is non ascii text...
by rinzwind
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Using the Serial Port
Replies: 4
Views: 6253

Re: Using the Serial Port

Strict compilation mode saves you from some annoying bug hunting. A variable typo is easy to make.
by rinzwind
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: liveResizing on Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: liveResizing on Windows

Thats what I said/meant. I just saw they removed the inspector element for the Live Resizing property in LC8 (it didnt do anything anyway as I found out). It was there up to the last version of LC7. Above code still works to get the behavior. If liveResizing is false while this code is added, you do...
by rinzwind
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: liveResizing on Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: liveResizing on Windows

If one has a complex GUI, especially when using a datagrid with many columns the resizing goes very jerky... that's why I think its better in that case to only update the layout after resize. Anyway, the property is there, has an checkbox but doesn't work by default which is kind of stupid. Well... ...
by rinzwind
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: liveResizing on Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

liveResizing on Windows

This property does nothing on Windows which is a shame because sometimes it makes sense to not constantly update the screen when resizing. I found a hacky but working way to make this work and want to share it. Add this code in the main stack: on resizeStack nw, nh, ow, oh, force if force or the liv...
by rinzwind
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: CSV files
Replies: 24
Views: 6426

Re: CSV files

constant RecSep=numToChar(30), FldSep=numToChar(31), CstSep=numToChar(29) Neh, thats not working unfortunately. The constant keyword only works with numbers and strings, not one time calculations. It would be nice if it did. Constant in the definition of 'assign one time and cannot be changed after...
by rinzwind
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Datagrid dgText delimiters
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Datagrid dgText delimiters

Change the hard coded datagrid dgText delimiters tab and cr to configurable properties. This enhances datagrid text processing.
by rinzwind
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: CSV files
Replies: 24
Views: 6426

Re: CSV files

I know... old thread... Too bad CSV files are so wildly different. I don't know how we got here... because even in the beginning of computing the ASCII group specified and used specific unprintable chars for delimiting tables, rows and columns which would be perfectly suitable for text files contain...
by rinzwind
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Better site
Replies: 45
Views: 14127

Re: Better site

Yup the LC site should be made in LC. Eat your own food etc.
Could be a lot of work... true. Make it OS and it could be a well received project and increase the number of LC servers. If the platform and product is worth it.

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