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by rinzwind
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: AppleScript insight
Replies: 17
Views: 1535

Re: AppleScript insight

There's a reason mathematical formula's don't use English like syntax. It's tedious and cumbersome. Say I want to work with a rect structure. Refer to it with rect.x, rect.y, rect.width, rect.height is much easier on the eye (and hands) than the width of x, the height of rect. People also just say '...
by rinzwind
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: AppleScript insight
Replies: 17
Views: 1535

Re: AppleScript insight

The author is one who was involved intimately with creating AppleScript.
by rinzwind
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: AppleScript insight
Replies: 17
Views: 1535

AppleScript insight

https://pdos.csail.mit.edu/6.828/2007/readings/applescript.pdf “The experiment in designing a language that resembled natural languages (English and Japanese) was not success- ful. It was assumed that scripts should be presented in “nat- ural language” so that average people could read and write the...
by rinzwind
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Variable in an SQL Query
Replies: 11
Views: 4351

Re: Variable in an SQL Query

You need to use parameters, unless you want to be vulnerable to sql injections...

Example copied from other thread:
revExecuteSQL tConnectionID, "INSERT INTO TableA (Col1,Col2,Col3,Col4) VALUES (:1,:2,:3,:4)", "t1","t2","t3","t4"
by rinzwind
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Native Controls - iOS and Android
Replies: 8
Views: 1801

Re: Native Controls - iOS and Android

Just disappointed the way LC is going. So yup, Im looking elsewhere, but want to be sure they see it coming so its not a surprise if things go wrong. Just look at this announcement of 5.5: " LiveCode pricing begins at $99 for a single seat license and is available online today." They completely alie...
by rinzwind
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Livecode still way too slow....
Replies: 42
Views: 11015

Re: Livecode still way too slow....

I for one are glad that I have a perpetual license of the last v5, v5.5.5 ;) The IDE is much faster than later revisions, resulting apps too. And smaller. Which also makes clear that 'for the end-user' not much changed since... apart from unicode (which is a big thing in itself ofcourse but still......
by rinzwind
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Native Controls - iOS and Android
Replies: 8
Views: 1801

Re: Native Controls - iOS and Android

The question remains why they are not native (or at the very least decent looking and behaving as an end user expects). But alas, its not gonna change.
by rinzwind
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Livecode still way too slow....
Replies: 42
Views: 11015

Re: Livecode still way too slow....

Maybe interesting to look into... B4X . Have a promotion going on too for few days (40% off). www.b4x.com Desktop is free (uses Java in a relatively Good Way), iOS and Android are payed. Visual Basic 6 users will recognise the language which helps feel @home ;) Just to have some options if your stuc...
by rinzwind
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Livecode still way too slow....
Replies: 42
Views: 11015

Re: Livecode still way too slow....

It is too slow indeed. The language doesnt get any enhancements too. What they could add? Just look at the SenseTalk dev manual... byref vars, dot notation, dynamic property lists, assign multiple values at once, sql as a language construct, simple things as iso date format, date calculations, ... O...
by rinzwind
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: HTML5
Topic: Not working as expected?
Replies: 11
Views: 4442

Re: Not working as expected?

It is daring to ask money for a feature that is nowhere near ready for production... and wont be for the forthseeing future.
by rinzwind
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Rich Media
Topic: Sound latency
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

Re: Sound latency

Late reply... Even there you have latency. Its bad that theres still no way to have robust instant sound playback. The app just pauses a fraction of a second while the sound is loaded, even when the same sound has already played dozens of times.
by rinzwind
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Creating Games
Topic: Create a platformer game via LiveCode?
Replies: 3
Views: 2521

Re: Create a platformer game via LiveCode?

Just another option for anyone interested... The scripting language Lua (http://www.lua.org/about.html) in combination with Corona or Love2D seems supported and used too (ie one can find many games in the wild build with this, frequently source is available too.. in contrast to lc..). For a Lua IDE ...
by rinzwind
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: LiveCode Builder
Topic: Why LCB exists?
Replies: 1
Views: 1413

Why LCB exists?

Shouldn't it be possible to use the main programming/scripting language itself to produce widgets for it?... VB6 did it, Delphi and c# does it. Its reinventing the wheel and doesnt look good for LiveCode Script (since it should be flexible/fast enough to handle it) plus compiler design is not someth...
by rinzwind
Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Compiler howto ;
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Re: Compiler howto ;

SenseTalk has "object first syntax" in 2 variations... (never used it since its dedicated to software testing, but its manual looks very professional and promising). See http://docs.testplant.com/?q=content/sensetalk-reference for an interesting read... And like I said, if one want to offer a modern...

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