Amazing new feature in LiveCode 6.7DP-1.4.14

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Tue Apr 1 13:21:59 EDT 2014


I have a significant improvement to this code:

function magicApp
makeApp
sellApp
addZeros(1) — don’t add too many zeros it may not compile!!!
put money into my account
end magicApp

On Apr 1, 2014, at 09:09 , larry at significantplanet.org wrote:

> 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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