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by jacque
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: What's the difference between Custom Command, Custom Function, and Custom On?
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: What's the difference between Custom Command, Custom Function, and Custom On?

richmond62 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:57 pm
There's some legitimate illness going on there.
Err . . . could you please define an "illegitimate illness," please?
Munchausen syndrome by proxy, though that's not what's going on here.
by jacque
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: What's the difference between Custom Command, Custom Function, and Custom On?
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: What's the difference between Custom Command, Custom Function, and Custom On?

richmond62 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:46 pm
Ouch.

Has the lassie no got anything better to do with herself?
I don't think that's the problem. There's some legitimate illness going on there.
by jacque
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: What's the difference between Custom Command, Custom Function, and Custom On?
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: What's the difference between Custom Command, Custom Function, and Custom On?

Regarding the original question: private commands and functions are intended to be used for handlers you write yourself. Public handlers are intended for built-in LC messages that are sent or responded to by the LC engine. I don't think the distinction will ever be strictly enforced. One advantage t...
by jacque
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: What's the difference between Custom Command, Custom Function, and Custom On?
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: What's the difference between Custom Command, Custom Function, and Custom On?

She Who Must Not Be Named scans (or used to scan) all public LC conversations looking for references to herself. I made that mistake once after she was unceremoniously dumped from participation and received a threatening email with legal implications, which of course she could not follow through on....
by jacque
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Bug Triage
Topic: Windows 8.1 installer doesn't launch..
Replies: 31
Views: 1409

Re: Windows 8.1 installer doesn't launch..

And Macs don't use installers, except for updating system files. The app bundle is just copied to the Applications folder, and there's never a desktop icon. I think Mac users would rebel if an installer took that liberty with their desktop or dock.
by jacque
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Poll: Printing on Android
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: Poll: Printing on Android

The first two are a little different. The lesson on internationalization would be in addition to using LC profiles, it will change all the system-related properties that a plist supports (app name, dialog text.) LC profiles are for adjusting the properties of LC controls themselves. Those properties...
by jacque
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Poll: Printing on Android
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: Poll: Printing on Android

Klaus wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:38 pm
sphere wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Is'nt there a way to use placeholders for this? like they do with php among others.
Unfortunately not!
This is what LC profiles were made for. I'm not sure they apply to LC stacks though.
by jacque
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Concurrent loop/string processing to speed up Livecode
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: Concurrent loop/string processing to speed up Livecode

Since those who know haven't answered, I'm guessing "true" has the primary advantage of simplifying testing the existence of a key.
You may be right, that sounds like a very Waddingham thing to do.
by jacque
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: menu checkmark on linux
Replies: 12
Views: 706

Re: menu checkmark on linux

I think in general "menu" refers to the menu bar (which uses pulldown menu buttons exclusively.) Other menu button types are used in the stack content and are usually referred to by the full descriptive name. I can see how this could be confusing to a new user and I agree more clarification in the l...
by jacque
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Concurrent loop/string processing to speed up Livecode
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: Concurrent loop/string processing to speed up Livecode

Thanks. Yes, the description was clear enough. It host seemed a curious choice to have a specific string as the default value. I'm assuming there was a reason for that choice; it might be useful to know what that reason was. I'm guessing it was strictly arbitrary, you have to put *something* in the...
by jacque
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Saving takes over 20 minutes
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Saving takes over 20 minutes

I also wonder what's making the stack so large. Do you have a lot of imported images? If so, consider including the images as separate files and load them by reference instead. That may cut down on the build time. It's also important to choose inclusions manually. Usually long build times are becaus...
by jacque
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Concurrent loop/string processing to speed up Livecode
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: Concurrent loop/string processing to speed up Livecode

The example in the dictionary that follows the "as set" description is not an example of "as set" but rather a generic array example. If you split as set you'd get this: KEY VALUE A apple true B bottle true C cradle true The original list becomes the keys and a default value of "true" is assigned to...
by jacque
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: importing date from text file and storing in sqlite
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: importing date from text file and storing in sqlite

I know almost nothing about databases but whenever I need to query one for a date, my database guy says it has to be in this format: 20191130 For this, you can use a date field in the database. If you want to store it as you do now then I assume it must be a text field. But my guess is that using SQ...
by jacque
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Android Deployment
Topic: Round app icon on Android Oreo
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: Round app icon on Android Oreo

Sorry, I haven't pursued it, I've just stayed with the original icons so I'm not sure how it would work. The info I gave above was based on what I'd read on the mailing list but it was a long time ago. I wonder if we need to submit a feature request.
by jacque
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Selecting Groups
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Selecting Groups

LC uses the setting in its prefs file on launch so if you didn't delete that when updating it will be whatever it was last set to in any version. There's a prefs setting for that? Part of my response was an assumption, but it seems to follow the same rules as window sizes and positions and other UI...

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