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JB sundown at pacifier.com
Thu Aug 20 19:51:03 CEST 2015


One thing that would really help with
developing in LCB would be to have
some examples of C++ code and the
same code showing how you write it
using LCB.

John Balgenorth


On Aug 20, 2015, at 10:39 AM, Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 1:29 PM, Kevin Miller <kevin at livecode.com> wrote:
> 
>> I think this is a really important principal. Always use the highest level
>> language you can for any given project. Offering that very high level
>> language option is a big part of LiveCode's reason for being.
>> 
> 
> Or primary (if not sole) reason for being, right?  If not for the ease of
> HyperCard, I would not be here today, using LC.
> 
> 
>> 
>> Previously our primary choices were between LiveCode Script and a lower
>> level language such as C. Now we have a third choice, an intermediate
>> LiveCode Builder. Its much faster than C but slower than Script. It is
>> going to excel at certain tasks. However we should always choose to use it
>> only when it offers clear advantages above LiveCode Script for the project
>> that outweigh the extra level of effort needed to use it. I know its very
>> tempting having added a whole new language to build everything in that,
>> but we must carefully resist that temptation and use it judiciously, only
>> for what it is best at.
>> 
> 
> Will there be a list, or guide to help a LC script user to know when to use
> LCB?
> 
> 
>> 
>> That pragmatic point out of the way, I haven¹t dug into the ins and outs
>> of the Script Editor since LCB originated to know what the arguments are
>> on either side. So I¹m not saying I know the right answer here. I know the
>> tech team have done some more work looking on that but I haven¹t seen any
>> definite conclusions from that effort as yet as we have other priorities
>> in getting the first version of 8.0 out the door just now.
>> 
>> Kind regards,
>> 
>> Kevin
>> 
>> Kevin Miller ~ kevin at livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
>> LiveCode: Everyone can create apps
>> 
> 
> Thanks.
> ~Roger
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