ebeugelaar at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 16:07:10 CEST 2015
Sent from my Cubot X6.
Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
>It's of course very useful that we have a community able and willing to
>share handler for things like number formatting.
>But stepping back to look at the big picture, I find myself wondering:
>Why is that even necessary?
>Why isn't that just a field property, e.g. "the displayFormat"?
>The core language is very easy to use, but in many very common cases
>like this it's not so easy at all, as we have to hand-craft things that
>less capable tools provide as simple property settings.
>Another good candidate complimenting displayFormat would be inputFilter,
>allowing us to set a property to enforce data entry rules for specific
>types (numeric, phone numbers, email addresses, etc.).
>For all the wonderful time-saving features LiveCode provides, we spend
>way too much time re-inventing some very basic wheels.
>Sure, we could wait for v8's Widgets for something like this, but I
>wouldn't mind seeing a behavior library for this sooner. I'd help.
>Anyone have the time to steward such a project? Even better if someone
>here has the chops to do this in the engine where it's arguably most
>beneficial for all of us. I'd chip in on a bounty for either of these.
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
> Ambassador at FourthWorld.com http://www.FourthWorld.com
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