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Kevin Miller kevin at livecode.com
Thu Aug 20 14:27:16 EDT 2015


There is documentation up in the DP of 8 that is out there.

We will be having a Global Jam shortly so everyone can get together to
learn how to create Widgets. Stay tuned for more details.

Kind regards,

Kevin

Kevin Miller ~ kevin at livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
LiveCode: Everyone can create apps




On 20/08/2015 18:51, "JB" <sundown at pacifier.com> wrote:

>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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