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Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

Post by richmond62 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:07 pm

In Richmond's case
A fairly serious case, well, at least according to my psychiatrist. 8)

I don't know if it were thee, Mark, or someone else who implemented 'proper' Unicode
via the transition from numToChar to numToCodePoint, but, despite all my initial cursing,
thanks to the very good offices of SEARCH-AND-REPLACE everything fairly rapidly began
to behave itself again, and I have nothing but admiration for that transition.

The results are worth a million more than the "agony" of the transition.

No, I won't kiss you; either literally or virtually, because, on the internet,
one never knows who is taking note, BUT . . . :D

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Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

Post by LCMark » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:43 pm

@richmond62: At the very least, I'd strongly suggest not *literally* kissing me at the moment because I seem to have come down with a somewhat unpleasant cold!

In terms of the transition to Unicode, and 'agony' - then it was communal effort comprised of me and four of my engineers, and encompassed a great deal more than just Unicode.

Beyond a certain point, Kevin and I stopped counting the man-years being poured into it I think because there really was no turning back so essentially it didn't matter (Kevin was counting in the back of his head I'm sure - however, vocalising had, largely, become pointless!).

I think any 'wounds' from the 7 'refactor' endeavour have pretty much all cleared up now, and the scars faded - although I do occasionally see Kevin's hackles raise slightly (sometimes!) when he hears mention of the word 'refactor'...

Which is why the dev-team generally use the term 'moomin' instead of 'refactor' (moomins being thoroughly inoffensive creatures, that would never do anything to intentionally harm anyone!).

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Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

Post by richmond62 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:21 pm

Well, if you all want o consider yourselves as Moomins up in Edinburgh you will have to
think of me as the ultimate Hemulen.
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AND the thing you MOST have to fear is when I appear in the streets of Embro once more,
back from my self-imposed exile.

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Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

Post by LCMark » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:39 am

@richmond62: I'm not sure we consider ourselves moomins - as I think we occasionally show some rather sharp teeth (although always regret doing so after the event).

The use of moomin as a local dialectual synonym of 'refactor' was mainly to allow us to keep using the notion in the office without causing Kevin a heart attack. 😉

Btw, I think The Hemulan is probably definitely your moominland alter-ego! 😀

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Re: Another way of assessing LiveCode

Post by richmond62 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:37 am

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Silly Picture #923
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Obviously Python 3 is a better language than BBC BASIC (1981) because it WON'T DO THAT!
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