calling Livecode from other languages

Matt Maier blueback09 at
Fri Feb 5 15:23:25 EST 2016

Please correct me if any of the following is wrong.

So in general we can run a standalone executable from the command line. It
will fire up in whatever way it knows how. Normally that means the GUI will
appear and the program will read/write visually. But if the code knows to
listen on STDIN and respond on STDOUT (or more accurately redirect them?),
then all visible elements can be hidden* and just the command line can be
used to interact with the standalone.

* One way is to pass -ui as confirmed by a couple discussions on using
Livecode from the command line, but I can't find -ui in google searches.
Another way is to set the visible of the stack to false. Another way is to
set the location of the stack to somewhere off screen.

On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 9:32 AM, Mark Wieder <mwieder at> wrote:

> On 02/04/2016 10:28 PM, Monte Goulding wrote:
> The way to get rid of the GUI is use the -ui command line option.
> Alternately, what I do is hide the stack in the startup handler. Or just
> move it to an offscreen location. That way you don't have to deal with any
> special command line options.
> --
>  Mark Wieder
>  ahsoftware at
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