Set textfont color in IDE? LC8DP14

RM richmondmathewson at
Thu Feb 11 15:57:02 EST 2016

On 11.02.2016 22:47, [-hh] wrote:
> William P. wrote:
>> But, why not call it what it is? Since this is an app for "everybody" why not just call it textcolor? That’s what it actually is. If we can use syntax like: “put 3 into x” instead of “x=3”, why not try to carry through the entire system with the same philosophy and keep the “jargony” things as minimized as possible.
> As I am one of the "everybodys" who tried to build you a golden bridge you didn't use, here another one.

Some of us are "everybodies" or, at least, attempt to represent 
"everybodies", who when we have
  become inconveniently trenchant about what might suit "everybody" 
rather than a coterie following
have been accused of all sorts of "entertaining" things.

I do feel that there is a fairly large gap between various parties' 
understandings of the word 'Community'.

While LiveCode is, undoubtedly, with the advent of version 8 becoming 
something very special indeed,
I hope, and pray that the "powers that be" will not lose sight of its 
humble origins (HyperCard) and what
its progenitor originally set out to be. Because, while LiveCode is 
becoming a power to be reckoned with, if it loses sight of what made 
HyperCard great it will be the poorer for that.


> There is in the LC Preferences/ Tab General at top an option
> "Property labels are:"
> o Description of option
> X Name of LiveCode property
> If you choose to prefer "Description of option" then you'll get in the Property Inspector "Text Fill" instead of "foreGroundColor".
> Hermann
> By the way "put 3 into x" is logically correct, x=3 not, because it is an equation, which is equivalent to 3=x ...
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