How to compile in earlier versions using new keywords?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Apr 10 17:54:46 CEST 2016


Clever. :-) So it isn't a bug, it's a feature, for real.

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On April 9, 2016 4:54:16 PM Monte Goulding <monte at appisle.net> wrote:

> One solution I have used for this is chained behaviors:
>
> on mouseUp
>    put GetWord(fld “IN”,1) into fld “OUT”
> end mouseUp
>
> — parent behavior won’t compile in LC 6
> function GetWord pText, pWord
>    return trueword pWord of pText
> end GetWord
>
> — grandparent behavior
> function GetWord pText, pWord
>    return word pWord of pText
> end GetWord
>
>> On 9 Apr 2016, at 11:11 PM, -hh <hh at livecode.org> wrote:
>>
>> Is there a way to *compile* the following script in LC versions before 7?
>>
>> on mouseUp
>>  if char 1 of the version > 6 then
>>     put trueword 1 of fld "IN" into fld "OUT"
>>  else put word 1 of fld "IN" into fld "OUT"
>> end mouseUp
>>
>> The use of the try structure doesn't help, the script doesn't even
>> *compile*. The same with "segment" and other new terms of LC 7/8.
>>
>> More generaly, is there a way to "hide" some script blocks so that
>> the compilation in all earlier versions handles the block as comment?
>>
>>
>>
>>
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