Amazing new feature in LiveCode 6.7DP-1.4.14

Matthias Rebbe | M-R-D matthias_livecode_150811 at m-r-d.de
Tue Apr 1 12:46:19 EDT 2014



Am 01.04.2014 um 18:42 schrieb <larry at significantplanet.org> <larry at significantplanet.org>:

> thanks for the correction Craig!
> I don't know what I was thinking…


You do not have to think, LiveCode is doing that now for you.
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <dunbarx at aol.com>
> To: <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 10:19 AM
> Subject: Re: Amazing new feature in LiveCode 6.7DP-1.4.14
> 
> 
>> Larry.
>> 
>> 
>> You have an error in the third line. "my" is not a token that LC understands. Read the dictionary. Sheesh.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Change to:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> put money into "*:citibank:craig"
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: larry <larry at significantplanet.org>
>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>> Sent: Tue, Apr 1, 2014 12:10 pm
>> Subject: Re: Amazing new feature in LiveCode 6.7DP-1.4.14
>> 
>> 
>> 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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