Why isn't Rev more popular?

Janus Jakaterina nuzoo2 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 2 18:26:03 EST 2005


Dennis, if I recall correctly HyperCard used to let
one script something like "go to the background of
this card" or something much shorter but more cryptic
such as "go bg this cd". Not sure about the syntax,
but my point is that HyperTalk was very forgiving. 

Is Transcript similarly forgiving?

--- Dennis Brown <see3d at writeme.com> wrote:

> 
> On Dec 2, 2005, at 4:30 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:
> 
> > Problem 3: <warning - heresy follows> there's no
> such thing as
> > "self-documenting, human-readable code". Sorry -
> that's the way it is.
> > Xtalk comes pretty close, though. Even comes
> pretty close to
> > "human-thinkable".
> 
> Even though Transcript is pretty verbose, I find
> that I need to add  
> 25-50% more characters as comments to be able to go
> back and figure  
> out what I wrote easily.  I don't see how it is
> possible to have the  
> what convey the why, and even the what need some
> help now and then.
> 
> Dennis
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