Is Transcript's English orientation a plus or minus? (rather long)
rcozens at pon.net
Wed Feb 11 12:57:42 CST 2004
>- do you really think that the current Rev / MC IDEs allow us to
>debug scripts with hundreds or thousands of lines ? Of course not... But
>CodeWarrior (for instance) does...
>So in conclusion, I'm tempted to say that the language itself doesn't
>amateurish at all (and DOESN'T need to include any C-like syntax).
>But OTOH the IDE (especially the scripting & debugging environments)
>REALLY look amateurish... And what you gain in productivity because of
>the syntax, gets lost at the same time by the poor scripting tools...
And my I say that I agree wholehearted with every word you
wrote...until you ended with the statements I included above:
1. The stack script of Serendipity Library has 4,566 lines as of the
2. I just pulled my CodeWarrior v6 Gold edition off a back shelf. I
see there is a debugger somewhere on the CD, & I note the need to
install "debugger nubs" before debugging. Debug mode (albeit still
buggy) in Revolution is a pulldown menu away. Does Code Warrior's
debug your C source or your compiled C? If the later, how can you
make a favorable case for that against Revolution, where I can
immediately modify the errant code and continue runtime testing
without rebuilding and/or relinking? What does CW's debugger do
better than Revolution's in combination with the variable watcher &
and message watcher. I compare Revolution's debugger favorably with
Data General's PL/1 online source debugger I used for several years.
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