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by slowmaker
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Android Deployment
Topic: native input rect rendering margin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: native input rect rendering margin?

The team did reply, in the sense that they changed the status of the bug to "confirmed". But that's it. As of LC 9.6.1, the bug is still there.

I'm guessing it is rare for anyone to align inputs in such a way as to notice this, so it will probably stay extremely low priority for a long while.
by slowmaker
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use
Replies: 16
Views: 2462

Re: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use

Heh; I actually had it pointed out to me once that 42 really *is* 6x9 -- in base 13.
by slowmaker
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use
Replies: 16
Views: 2462

Re: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use

It seems (and please correct me if I misunderstand; Klaus can tell you I often do <g>) that the proposal here is that "it" remain local in scope but be extended to become the one variable where passing it to another handler is always by reference, rather than leaving that as an option as we do for ...
by slowmaker
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use
Replies: 16
Views: 2462

Re: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use

OHO! Thanks Jacque! I'll definitely play around with that a bit. Also, quite embarrassed that I had not yet simply read the 'return' entry! Doubly so because I actually speculated before posting that there might be some additional keywords to tack on to "return" to modify its behavior, and then forg...
by slowmaker
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use
Replies: 16
Views: 2462

Re: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use

breaking my self-imposed break-for-a-moment dictum already; as always, FourthWorld, you provoke thoughts :) ...for exploring ways to form the "natural language"-like phrasing of concepts. Obviously the writer of such a handler should document very, very clearly that the handler will be fiddling abou...
by slowmaker
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use
Replies: 16
Views: 2462

Re: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use

I assume you know why we often use "42" as the foil in certain discussions. :wink: I know why *I* consider the number significant; I was a huge HG2G fan from the day - somewhere back in the mid-to-late-80's - that I stumbled onto the first book in my local library. I just always assume someone who ...
by slowmaker
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use
Replies: 16
Views: 2462

Re: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use

Hi, Bernd, Yep, pass-by-reference works, but having to pass the reference to it doesn't really allow for the same semi-natural language use of the called handler + outcomes. You don't have to pass "it" to "get", or "ask" in order for them to set it, and would probably be annoyed at the clunkiness if...
by slowmaker
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use
Replies: 16
Views: 2462

Re: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use

@Klaus: Thanks for the response! Yes, the local nature of 'it' is handy but to be used with caution, I agree. @Craig: It is pertinent, in that it demonstrates how a handler like 'test' fails to do something I would actually like to be able to do occasionally. using your example structure, here is so...
by slowmaker
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Setting IT for the caller, not for local use
Replies: 16
Views: 2462

Setting IT for the caller, not for local use

A return statement allows me to set the result for the caller of a routine. Is there an equivalent for setting the special local variable 'it' for the caller of my routine? e.g. is it possible for me to write a function foo() which, when called, sets both 'the result' and 'it' for the caller? [I did...
by slowmaker
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Startup error - no stackfile to run
Replies: 19
Views: 12315

Re: Startup error - no stackfile to run

@slowmaker: Apologies, your thread got hijacked somewhat... No worries, I found the digressions to be quite educational in their own right, and thanks for all the info! Hopefully I can carve some time out to return to the project today or tomorrow. Then I can see what Murphy has next up in the pipe...
by slowmaker
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Startup error - no stackfile to run
Replies: 19
Views: 12315

Re: Startup error - no stackfile to run

Thanks, guys; the exact name that builds on mine is 'LiveCode-Community'. Running that moved the ball a bit further along; now it produces the following output, which ends with 'Segmentation fault (core dumped)', right after the MCU_library_load attempt on dbsqlite. [4868] MCU_library_load libglib-2...
by slowmaker
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Startup error - no stackfile to run
Replies: 19
Views: 12315

Startup error - no stackfile to run

I'm running LXDE 16.04 (one of the many ubuntu derivatives), 64-bit. Attempting to build the community version from source. So, at the console, I do this: make config-linux then I do this: make -k then quite a lot of things happen for quite a long time, many orange warnings flash by, but the make ap...
by slowmaker
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Android Deployment
Topic: mobilePickDate result format?
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

mobilePickDate result format?

Am I misreading the docs? The selected date, time or date and time are returned in the result. The value is in seconds since the UNIX Epoch. If the picker is cancelled then cancel is returned in the result. Looks to me like this line: mobilePickDate "date" should return seconds since epoch in the re...
by slowmaker
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Android Deployment
Topic: native input rect rendering margin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: native input rect rendering margin?

... in either case it shouldn't change the rect of the graphic. There may be a misunderstanding here on this point; I didn't meant to imply that the rect of the graphic is changed. It is not. The graphic is just there, assigned the same rect as the input control, so the rendered input control can b...
by slowmaker
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Android Deployment
Topic: native input rect rendering margin?
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: native input rect rendering margin?

attached a stack giving an alternate way to see the issue: stack graphic rectangles side by side with stacked inputs. the assigned rectangles for the graphics are the same as the rectangles for the inputs, except for the horizontal translation. The *rendered* rectangles are visibly different; the gr...

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