Opening a Supercard file in Livecode?
jhj at jhj.com
Sun Jan 22 16:16:33 CST 2012
Always take advantage of a good excuse to rewrite your code. The first pancake is never the best one!
On Jan 22, 2012, at 1:52 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
> Still, was it smart enough to figure out 'binary' features of Livecode that
> give speed and performance such as "repeat for each", etc. and
> multi-dimensional Arrays and the UI features such as the datagrid ?
> The 'translation' could end up being a convoluted mess, hard to
> debug/understand. And there is so much more to Livecode now than what was
> available in Metacard.
> I think most here would agree for anything but the most basic stacks that
> it's still better to do a translation by hand.
> It could always be done, but is it worth the time?
> On 22 January 2012 13:41, Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
>> Hi Bob,
>> There used to be a SuperCard-to-MetaCard converter.
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>> Op 22-jan-2012, om 22:20 heeft Bob Earp het volgende geschreven:
>> Far be it for me to question your wisdom here Jacque, but are you sure
>>> this is true for Rev (not LC) ?
>>> I went from HC to SC to ToolBook and then Rev, and at the time of looking
>>> at Rev, I can remember one of the enticements for moving was the ability to
>>> import HC & SC into Rev. I knew a bunch of guys at Allegiant back then,
>>> and thought that the SC format was not that different from HC, and very
>>> similar to MetaCard.
>>> I also seem to remember somebody writing a translator from TB to Rev,
>>> which basically dumped a text file description of every object with their
>>> scripts, and then built a stack from that in Rev. The only problem was that
>>> Rev did things so much better in some areas, most of the time it was more
>>> beneficial to rebuild the TB project into a new Rev stack, and only use
>>> the valuable stuff like media.
>>> Then again, maybe I'm just getting old and my memory is playing tricks ;-)
>>> best, Bob...
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