local and do <commands> - what NOT to do

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Feb 18 08:48:12 EST 2016


Kay C Lan wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 7:52 PM, Mark Waddingham <mark at livecode.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Okay so this kind of code pattern originates from HyperCard which did not
>> have arrays.
>>
>> Upshot: There's no reason to use 'local' in do if you are initializing the
>> variable at that point. Indeed, one could argue that it is better to do:
>>
>>   do "put empty into tVar_" & x
>
> Which all goes to reinforce my initial feeling; the Example given in the
> Dictionary for <local> is negative learning. Noted added to my ever
> increasing pile of Dictionary improvements.

Please consider logging those in the bug report so the dev team and/or 
the community can address them.

Better still, if you have time you can update that Dictionary entry 
yourself:
<https://livecode.com/putting-the-you-in-documentation/>

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  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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