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by richmond62
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly outdated notes
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Possibly outdated notes

what is coming down the pike
? pike ?

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by richmond62
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly outdated notes
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Possibly outdated notes

YMMV Over here in Bulgaria we use Kilometres. 8) And my mileage does not vary at all as none of my classroom computers are connected to the internet, and as such have not been 'updated' for at least a year. As the only things those machines are ever used for is running my EFL LiveCode standalones a...
by richmond62
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly outdated notes
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Possibly outdated notes

OK: now getting ever so slightly OT . . .

I wonder if my machines currently running the last available Xubuntu 32 bit version might do rather
better with up to date Debian + XFCE?
by richmond62
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly outdated notes
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Possibly outdated notes

a blunt object
Thank you very much for what you have written about Windows. 8)

Oh; and where did you get that interesting picture?
by richmond62
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly outdated notes
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Possibly outdated notes

While it might make sense to produce a 64 bit only version for Mac, whose Os since Catalina has only accepted 64bit apps, why wouldn't you produce 32 bit versions for those OSes that are able to use them? Hold on a tick . . . My younger son has a MacBook that he is running Mac OS Mojave on because ...
by richmond62
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly outdated notes
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Possibly outdated notes

Erm, bogs, I hate to say this, but I run LiveCode latest on a whole slew of cranky old machines (some as old as 20 years) running Xubuntu 32 bit 18 point whatever, which I use for teaching short kiddy courses every summer. I am NOT poking LiveCode to drop 32 bit support for Linux. What I am doing is...
by richmond62
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Should I use a modal dialog?
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Should I use a modal dialog?

Surely the point of using a modal dialog is to stop the end-user from clicking
on the main stack until whatever is on the modal dialog has been seen to?
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by richmond62
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly outdated notes
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Possibly outdated notes

3. Why is the 'Compatibity' section of the Preferences stack still present?
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by richmond62
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly outdated notes
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Possibly outdated notes

Super.

While I'm "here" I might as well ask a few 'funny' questions:

1. Why are you continuing to produce 32 bit Linux versions (when the number of 32 bit distros is
declining rapidly) when you are not producing 32 bit macOS distros?

2. The same sort of question about Windows 32 bit.
by richmond62
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Debugging is like...
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Debugging is like...

Wow: personally I find that almost too near the bone to be funny. 8)

What is even more worrying is when I am debugging and cannot recall for all the tea in China
why I did something the way I did in the first place.
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by richmond62
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: You cannot trust arithmetic anymore
Replies: 42
Views: 2424

Re: You cannot trust arithmetic anymore

A high-level language shouldn't require these kludges. I can get the correct result on any of my hand-held calculators.
Having just paid about $300 for some new glasses (!) I can get a correct result on my hand-held as well:
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by richmond62
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: You cannot trust arithmetic anymore
Replies: 42
Views: 2424

Re: You cannot trust arithmetic anymore

Because computers are only machines, and we are only human. That is indisputably true. But, between humans (difficult closed systems) we have languages, and between humans and computers (closed partly difficult systems) we have languages. All human languages are 'imperfect' insofar as: 1. They cann...
by richmond62
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: You cannot trust arithmetic anymore
Replies: 42
Views: 2424

Re: You cannot trust arithmetic anymore

my little kludge
Why is it necessary to depend on 'kludges' and workarounds?

Oh, and:
sweepingly rude
Obviously some folk round here have never encountered what constitutes real rudeness.
by richmond62
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly outdated notes
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Possibly outdated notes

My older son has a computer running Windows 10 64-bit and does NOT
wish to mess around with WoW or Win7 compatibility (neither of
which I pretend to understand) but wishes to run LiveCode
directly.

AND: are those notes now outdated?
by richmond62
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Possibly outdated notes
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Possibly outdated notes

In LiveCodeNotes-9_6_2_rc_1.pdf it states this: On 64-bit Windows installations, LiveCode runs as a 32-bit application through the WoW layer. So I started wondering what the 64 bit Windows version was. Presumably the 64 bit Windows version runs as a 64 bit native application and it is the notes that...

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