Replace LiveCode Script with JavaScript, forever

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Re: Replace LiveCode Script with JavaScript, forever

Post by richmond62 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:44 pm

Has he found a compiler that will let you mix all those languages in source files, and produce a single executable?
Now there's the first really sensible question I seen for a long, long time.

I'll ask him.

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Re: Replace LiveCode Script with JavaScript, forever

Post by Bernard » Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:14 pm

Whilst looking for something else in the forum I stumbled across this thread, and had to comment.
richmond62 wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:46 am
The LCS forums are littered with people struggling through problems that simply don't exist in good languages.
That's not true at all.

The LCS forums are full of messages asking for help because LiveCode, unlike a lot of other languages,
can be learnt largely by oneself (no textbooks, no nothing), but a little help does tend to accelerate things.
Elsewhere I have been in discussions with someone who has spent the past two years learning (full-time) to be a web developer. After all that time he still stumbles over basic problems in Javascript and CSS (I see him report on the HOURS he has spent trying to find out where he's going wrong). In 20 years I've never seen someone use LC for 6 months and struggle over the basics.

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Re: Replace LiveCode Script with JavaScript, forever

Post by mrcoollion » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:25 am

I explicitly choose LC because of ease of learning and the ability to write complex applications for Windows, Mac, Android and Linux, and even Raspberry PI as well as the cost-friendly nature of the licenses.
And even though the language basics of LC are easy to learn there is no development language that makes you a star programmer overnight. Even with LC you need to learn what is possible and how which takes time and perseverance in any language.

My 10 cents.

Regards,

Paul

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Re: Replace LiveCode Script with JavaScript, forever

Post by FourthWorld » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:41 pm

mrcoollion wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:25 am
Even with LC you need to learn what is possible and how which takes time and perseverance in any language.
I have a friend who wants to learn to become good at playing basketball.

He's read a couple books on it, but he doesn't practice.

He's certain there should be a book that will explain how to do it well, that if it's written well enough he could read it and then step out onto the court and play like a pro, no practice needed.

And so he blames the documentation.
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