Another 5-out-5 review for LC!

Peter Haworth pete at
Sun Jun 3 12:49:33 EDT 2012

Personally, I'm a big fan of separating code and data so always use
external storage for the data in my applications, be it a flat file or a
database.  However, that entails learning how to access files efficiently
and/or learning SQL so I can see that folks would prefer to keep the data
within Livecode.

For applications which are purely personal in nature, I think that's fine.
 But I would guess if you are writing an application for commercial use,
customers would not be happy about their data being stored in a proprietary
format which they cannot access other than through Livecode.

lcSQL Software <>

On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 3:41 AM, Francis Nugent Dixon <effendi at>wrote:

> Hi from Beautiful Brittany,
> Kay C. Lan wrote :
> >> I haven't written a Stack with multiple Cards in quite a while. Stacks
> and
> >> SubStacks, yes. When was the last time anyone here created a Stack full
> of
> >> Cards?
> >
> I came from Hypercard, and have been creating data bases for multiple
> reasons for 20 years +. I dig into genealogy quite a lot, and have
> many stacks containing multiple cards. My biggest stack does distance
> calculation between cities in the world, and has 5000 cards, one for each
> city. I certainly could merge all the data into one field and gain some
> execution time, but it works fine like it is. As I write songs, I also have
> built a song catalogue containing lyrics, MP3 files and video clips, and
> even
> Sacem data, Royalties, etc. for nearly 1000 songs, written withmy composer
> colleague.
> I reckon I create a multiple card stack about once a week, sometimes used
> once only, for selecting, modifying and merging data from the internet
> sites.
> Any excuse is good for spending a day or so in building a stack and
> furiously
> scripting, mostly for pleasure, just to produce a  list of compiled data
> from
> many sources.I even have model stacks and a graveyard of scripts which I
> use
> to build multiple card stacks in record time.
> I never got around to using arrays, or any method fur putting data into
> more
> compact forms on single cards. Too lazy to learn, I guess !
> -Francis
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