Nested array comparisons

Dick Kriesel dick.kriesel at
Sun Mar 24 16:25:17 EDT 2013

On Mar 24, 2013, at 1:02 PM, Monte Goulding <monte at> wrote:

> I know the list of keys is not random but there's no guarantee on the order as far as I know and I'd want to do a significant amount of testing before I assume two arrays created under different circumstances might return the keys in the same order.

The dictionary entry for arrayEncode says two equal arrays may have different array encodings:

"Note: Arrays in LiveCode are un-ordered. This means in particular that encoding two arrays will not necessarily produce the same result, even if the arrays had the same elements. To compare two arrays, simply use the = operator directly on them rather than encoding them first."

-- Dick

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