Replace LiveCode Script with JavaScript, forever

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Re: Replace LiveCode Script with JavaScript, forever

Post by PaulDaMacMan » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:48 am

FourthWorld wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:37 am
The OP left the room after his first post here, two months ago.
I know, I needed a break from working and I was bored/perusing the boards and just wanted to throw in my 0.5 cents.
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Re: Replace LiveCode Script with JavaScript, forever

Post by FourthWorld » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:25 am

Oh, it's not just you, it's all of us. Most of the threads here have one good question at the start, a very long multi-page series of tangents and diversions, and once in a while the OP returns to tell us how the project actually turned out. And once in a while they just never come back at all.

In this case, with just a single post and a request that kinda doesn't even make any sense (if we're going for popularity why not kill all languages and everyone use Java for everything?), I'm guessing he works for one of the way-too-many JS packager IDEs and seeing LC on the TIOBE list irked him.
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Re: Replace LiveCode Script with JavaScript, forever

Post by richmond62 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:20 am

I mentioned that I could not understand what was such a big thing about some new GUI IDE for Python that looked very shabby,
and pointed to LiveCode, on Reddit, and got such a slew of insults re LiveCode and personal insults ("you must be a cretin to use LiveCode.")
I became convinced that the Python crowd on Reddit could not "see the wood for the trees" as my old History teacher used to say.

An obsession with a single thing (religion, politics, programming language, car make) is rarely healthy.

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Re: Replace LiveCode Script with JavaScript, forever

Post by FourthWorld » Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:59 pm

According to the Python conference sessions I've watched, it seems there are more apps in the mobile app stores made with LiveCode than with Python.

Today may have changed since I last watched them, but I don't see a lot of strong Python IDEs with mobile packagers. And given that Python had no built-in GUI support (few languages outside of xTalks do), it's not surprising, since one need to include Qt or other GUI framework in addition to the Python engine and one's own code. Not at all impossible, obviously, not apparently rare compared to the large role Python plays as a system management language.

But there's no doubt about Python's quality and popularity, so it's surprising anyone would have an insecurity complex over it.
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