Amazing new feature in LiveCode 6.7DP-1.4.14

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 12:07:16 EDT 2014


On 01/04/14 18:53, Devin Asay wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> Thanks to the engine refactoring project made possible by last year's Kickstarter campaign the good folks at RunRev have finally been able to implement a feature that I have wanted for years. You know how you're always yelling at your computer to do what you mean, not what you actually coded? Well, that's a thing of the past with the new guessProgrammerIntent stack property. Try this in the stack script:
>
> on openStack
>     set the guessProgrammerIntent of me to true
> end openStack
>
> Suddenly everything I really want my stack to do "just works!"
>
> So I can do things like this:
>
>     sort field "mydata" in a way that makes sense
>
> And Boom! the text in the field looks exactly like I want it to look, whatever that is.
>
> It even works with Strict Compilation Mode turn on! I think what happens is that if you forget to declare a variable, LiveCode just assumes you meant to and carries on as if you had declared it.
>
> I have tried this with both the LTR and the new RTL versions of LiveCode. I have yet tested it in Ambidextrous mode because I can't afford it right now.

Until Livecode release a version for people who program with their feet 
all I'm going to say is "See you in court" . . .

That's the European Court of Human Lefts of course (right across the 
canal, in Den Haag, from the European Court of Human Rights).

Richmond.

>
> Looking forward to hearing of other developers' successes with the new guessProgrammerIntent property.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Devin
>
>
> Devin Asay
> Office of Digital Humanities
> Brigham Young University
>
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