Advantages of LC as high level language--examples

Jonathan Lynch jonathandlynch at
Mon Nov 29 17:01:42 EST 2010

I think your first example could be the "create stack" command.

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at>wrote:

> On 11/29/2010 10:29 PM, Devin Asay wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> In trying to explain to students how high level languages such as LiveCode
>> can make development faster, I would like to give concrete examples of how
>> single-line LC commands actually execute dozens of C++ commands in the
>> engine. For example, a simple one-liner like:
>>        show field "demo" with visual effect dissolve
>> Must have lots of lines of compiled C code behind it. Does anyone have any
>> concrete examples?
> NO, I most definitely don't; having skillfully avoided learning anything
> except high-level
> languages after my "adventure" with PASCAL in 1985.
> The reason I have avoided learning low-level languages is that I can see no
> real
> advantage in investing lots of time and effort in learning them when I can
> achieve
> the same sort of thing with much less time and effort with Livecode.
> Set your students down in front of the sort of machine I have just
> "invested" in for
> my son, who has to 'do' PASCAL at school (although, if truth be known, I
> suspect
> PASCAL will 'do' him rather than the other way round; i.e. turn him very
> effectively
> right off programming) - a Pentium 2 with 32 MB RAM - and FreeDOS + GEM GUI
> and let them play around with PASCAL and try to create anything vaguely
> visual.
> The plonk them down in front of a more modern achine with a more modern OS
> and let them play around with Livecode.
> That should suffice!
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