Introducing Myself

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TrevorRoberts
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Introducing Myself

Post by TrevorRoberts » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:55 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm new here having downloaded and installed LiveCode for the first time a month ago. I can't believe how quickly the time has passed.

Anyway, I thought I'd take the time to introduce myself and say hello. I have coded before - many years ago, in Pascal. Anyway, I'm very excited about LiveCode and hope to create great software with it. Right now I am writing my first real app that will take user input and generate an HTML file.

I also look forward to being an active member of the Community and hope I can also give back from time to time.

I wish you all a fantastic weekend!

All the best,
Trevor

Ooops - this should be in Off Topic - sorry.

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Re: Introducing Myself

Post by FourthWorld » Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:02 pm

Welcome aboard, Trevor.

Pascal is a good place to come from when learning LiveCode. Both are among the few languages that make a distinction between commands and functions. And Pascal has a reputation for being more verbose than C, but those who know it well appreciate how much work gets done in each line - just like LC. :)
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Re: Introducing Myself

Post by dunbarx » Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:33 pm

I recall that HyperCard was written, at least initially, almost wholly in Pascal, because that is what Bill Atkinson "spoke".

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Re: Introducing Myself

Post by kdjanz » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:15 am

He also "spoke" assembler, because that is what the QuickDraw routines in the ROM were written in so that he could use every byte of every processor cycle that he could. He highly optimized those routines because they were used everywhere, for every single bit (pixel) that went onto the screen.

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Re: Introducing Myself

Post by dunbarx » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:35 am

True.

"Spoke" was Atkinson's word.

Apple jealously guarded the blazingly fast find routines of HC, one of the things that set it apart. I do not know if it was Bill or Dan Winkler, or both, who labored to make that happen. They were likely assembler-based.

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Re: Introducing Myself

Post by mrcoollion » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:45 am

Welcome, I am sure you will grow to love LC like I have (depending on what you want to achieve).
This forum is great and don't hesitate to ask questions here as I do regularly.

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