I have a program (Devawriter Pro) that has about 6000 lines of code is a single objectkarmacomposer wrote: ↑Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:31 amLOL. Look at it this way, with over 10,000 lines of code in one script, it takes the editor several minutes just to buffer a single word.richmond62 wrote: ↑Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:21 pmIndeed.
The sheer fiddle of "bonging back and forth" between LiveCode and an external text editor does
not seem justified in view of the very few advantages gained from an external editor.
It's laughable how slow it gets - and on a core i7 octacore with 32gb ram - a gaming laptop. All other text editors run without incident. LC's editor just cannot handle such large scale scripts. However, I need to compile them, so I have to copy and paste them back into LC at some point.
(well, it has about 6000 lines of code in about 500 objects) and I have never had a serious problem with that even
on my 2006 Intel iMac running macOS 10.7 with 2 GB RAM.
HOWEVER: one of things I keep telling the kids I teach programming to is that one of the great things
about LiveCode is that one can modularise code so one almost never has to cope with a swack of code
of several thousand lines.