Storing an Array as a Custom Property

Michael D Mays michael at michaelsmanias.com
Sun Oct 3 19:02:50 CDT 2010


So true Gregory. 

Michael


On Oct 3, 2010, at 12:16 PM, Gregory Lypny wrote:

>  But the documentation problem, both with the user guide and built-in help or dictionary, goes far beyond updating.  Good writing, examples, organization, and consistency in design take time.  If you type the word Array into the built-in help, the only hits you will get is for ArrayEncode and ArrayDecode but nothing for an array itself.  Someone new to LiveCode, who perhaps coincidentally got far enough into the user guide to come across arrays, would be hard-pressed to get any information about their uses or properties.  A benchmark for good documentation in my mind is the original HyperCard User Guide and HyperCard Reference Manual.  The writing is clean and the example code statements and handler snippets are carefully chosen to give the fullest scope of usage of the item in question.  Another is Mathematica's built-in documentation (and even their online documentation), where what they lack in Apple's writing and publishing suave, they make up for in comprehensiveness.  My recommendation for the Rev team would be to spend less time on rebranding and promotional splash screens and more polishing the software




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