Rev 3.5 Dictionary--User contributed notes!

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Wed Apr 15 13:23:52 EDT 2009

Hi folks,

I just want to put in a good word, an unsolicited plug for what I  
think is the most underrated new feature in Rev 3.5--the ability to  
add User Notes to the Rev Dictionary.

I've been playing trying this out since the beta version came out, and  
I really love the potential. So far entries are few (or maybe they are  
more abundant than I think, but there is no obvious way to search for  
terms that have user comments added. See enhancement request < 
 > .)

All you need to do to be allowed to post is get a (new) Rev Online  
account. The notes are mediated for quality by RunRev so it takes a  
day or two for them to show up. They have also said they don't want  
people using the notes to point out bugs--that's what the Rev QCC is  
for. I'm looking forward to everyone posting great example code  
snippets and additional details to the Dictionary.

If you want to see what they look like, I've submitted entries for  
dashes, defaultFolder, uniencode and unidecode, crop, formattedHeight,  
and post, for example. I've happened upon others' notes for  
imageSource, send, and rawKeyDown/Up. It would be great if folks could  
start migrating their best scripting examples and tips to this new  
resource. It could finally become the centralized, integrated, online  
reference source so many of us have wanted for years.



Devin Asay
Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
Brigham Young University

More information about the use-livecode mailing list