Dictionary alternatives

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Sun Jan 3 00:45:11 CET 2016


The entry_data is arrayEncoded - it's keyed by the top-level 'elements' in
the dictionary (I.e. Name, Summary, Type, Description etc) but some of
those are sub-arrays - for example syntax is a numerical sub-array with all
the syntax variants.

On Sat, 2 Jan 2016 at 22:48, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ok. I'll poke around and see what I can find. Thanks.
>
> On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 3:35 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
>
> > Looks like entry_data has a data type of blob so who knows what format
> it's
> > in.  There were a bunch of new functions introduced in DP12 to access
> > various levels of data in the dictionary so might be easier to use those.
> >
> > Pete
> > lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> > Home of lcStackBrowser <http://www.lcsql.com/lcstackbrowser.html> and
> > SQLiteAdmin <http://www.lcsql.com/sqliteadmin.html>
> >
> > On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 2:19 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > So, can anyone guide me as far as decoding the actual entry data from
> the
> > > api.sqlite file?  I'm close to having a basic dictionary browser done,
> > but
> > > am clueless as far as decoding column "entry_data" from table
> > > "dictionary_data"
> > > The sqlite file is located at..
> > > C:\Program Files (x86)\RunRev\LiveCode Community 8.0 (dp
> > > 12)\Documentation\html_viewer\resources\data\api\api.sqlite
> > >
> > > On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 2:16 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > On 02/01/16 15:53, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> While the Dictionary is being repaired for v8.0dp13, I was hoping to
> > > >> install an alternative from the community, but alas I can't find
> one.
> > > >>
> > > >> I haven't maintained the one I'd made for MetaCard in years, and BVG
> > > Docu
> > > >> appears inaccessible (and I don't even know if it's been updated for
> > v7
> > > or
> > > >> v8):
> > > >> <http://bjoernke.com/?target=bvgdocu>
> > > >>
> > > >> Are there any other alternative Dictionary resources in the
> community,
> > > >> other than the web-based mirror at <
> > https://livecode.com/resources/api/
> > > >?
> > > >> (I'd prefer something that can be accessible even without an
> Internet
> > > >> connection)
> > > >>
> > > >> TIA -
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > > Here's a "quick 'N' dirty" that works as long
> > > > as you have an internet connexion.
> > > >
> > > > http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26203
> > > >
> > > > Richmond.
> > > >
> > > >
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