Bogs,bogs wrote:For the first part of the above, I would guess you just haven't used that many languages/IDEs, there are plenty that do not have autocomplete, or even any editor other than a plain text based one, but as I said before, it is a nice feature to have, just not a *must* have feature, and there are many ways to get it without paying a dime such as in various plugins, etc again, as I had mentioned previously.
For the second part, the charged version ($79. ) is not charging for that feature alone, there are 2 other features not available in the free Oss version, the ability to use all 3rd party extensions, and the ability to submit to the Apple app store (free apps). Both of those I would think contribute more to the price than autocomplete, again since you can achieve ac in so many other ways.
As Klaus pointed out, that is up to you of course, I certainly don't intend to waste your time, your thread was just one of two where this subject had come up and various other people may be interested to know it.
HOWEVER, as Richard pointed out, many other editors can be used to edit Lc scripts, not just the one that Lc ships with or GLX2. Limit yourself, and you limit your future, if you expand your learning, you might find trade offs that are acceptable or not, but you'll expand your possibilities immensely.
All your comments are taken constructively. I will keep that in mind. And thanks for your valuable inputs.
The charge ($79) is not that heavy that one cannot afford it. But one has to pay this every year and the apps developed have to be open source and that is absurd from my POV.
Again please understand I do not mean to be offensive here. I hope this community is open to constructive discussion.
Probably you have not used any other commercial tools except LC so you are saying this. Again if you are a Mac user then of course the number of free and reasonably prices tools for development are very few so I don't blame you for your comments.
You should look at free and commercial development tools available on windows. You will be astonished at what they provide and how well priced they are.
For example B4A, B4iOS, B4J. All these are commercial but reasonably priced with perpetual license which does not expire! (b4x.com)
I use Xojo for building multi OS apps on regular basis and it is fantastic tool.
As for dev tools that are provided on virtual yearly license that expires every 365 days I would advise you to look at LiveApps (https://liveapps.center/). I am sure you will not want to use LC after trying your hands on LA!!!!