Advantages of LC as high level language--examples

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Nov 29 17:25:41 EST 2010

On 11/29/10 2:29 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? I may end up directing this to the mother
> ship, but thought I'd try here first.

There was that "make a file alias" code that RR used some years ago in a 
PR blurb, and it showed exactly what you're talking about. Jeanne DeVoto 
figured it out and wrote it up. I'm not sure where it went to though, 
maybe she's reading?

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
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