Dependence on Programming Experts

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at
Wed Jul 12 15:17:59 EDT 2006


No, I'm not kidding. I'm sure you knew Director users who never cracked
Lingo. At one point I recall someone from Macromedia telling me that less
than 20% of their Direcotr users were scripting much, or maybe at all. That
was in conjunction with some language enhancements they were considering.

Now, I may be *wrong*. But I'm not kidding! Big difference.

On 7/12/06, Ken Ray <kray at> wrote:
> On 7/12/06 2:00 PM, "Dan Shafer" <revolutionary.dan at> wrote:
> > Lingo had a lot of great features. In the end, though, it's never been
> > adopted by a lot of folks.
> You're kidding, right? It was "adopted" by everyone who used Director,
> which
> was a *huge* number of people at the time - certainly way more than the
> Rev
> user base.
> > In fact, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find
> > there are more Rev coders today than there are Lingo developers.
> Personally, I'd be extremely happy if there are more Rev coders today than
> Lingo developers, but I'm not sure that's the case.
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software
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