Amazing new feature in LiveCode 6.7DP-1.4.14

larry at significantplanet.org larry at significantplanet.org
Tue Apr 1 12:09:20 EDT 2014


Lame, lame, lame!
Please feel free to use the function I just wrote:

function magicApp
  makeApp
  sellApp
  put money into my account
end magicApp

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <dunbarx at aol.com>
To: <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: Amazing new feature in LiveCode 6.7DP-1.4.14


> Devin.
>
>
> Why waste your time with that, when you can simply use the new "doItAll" 
> and "makeUI" commands:
>
>
>
> on mouseUp
>
>  makeUI
>  doItAll
>
>
> end mouseUp
>
>
> So much faster. No errors. I personally do not have time to make a button 
> and put that script into it. I wish they would automate that as well.
>
>
> Craig
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Devin Asay <devin_asay at byu.edu>
> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 11:54 am
> Subject: Amazing new feature in LiveCode 6.7DP-1.4.14
>
>
> 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.
>
> 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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