Dictionary alternatives

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sun Jan 3 17:12:57 CET 2016


I have a really simple one using the new dictionary access functions in
DP12.  It works fine for the Livecode Script entries but the functions that
return the Livecode Builder and Extensions dictionary info are broken (QCC
report added).  Need to add a generic search function.


Pete
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On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 5:01 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Ali.  Thats one of the things I tried, but got no keys after
> arraydecode. I'll go back and see what I did wrong.  Appreciate it.
>
> Sorry for the tangent richard, alas, now i'm interested in making this
> work, so i'm off to beat my head against the brick wall again.
>
> On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 5:34 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com
> >
> wrote:
>
> > I appreciate all the good ideas about rolling my own interim fix for
> this,
> > but perhaps I should clarify my interest:
> >
> > Part of my soon-to-be-release devolution 4.0 toolkit includes the ability
> > to switch between standard IDE components and community-based
> > alternatives.  For example, it has a "Browser" button that lets you
> choose
> > between the Project Browser, App Browser, or Navigator.
> >
> > The one common IDE component I can't find an alternative for is the
> > Dictionary.  Many years ago there was the MC Dict, but I stopped
> > maintaining that once I migrated my work to LiveCode v4.6.4.
> >
> > BVG Docu was a very nice alternative, but I'm unsure whether it's still
> > being maintained for v8 forward.  With the changes to the structure of
> the
> > Dictionary content in v8 I would imagine some non-trivial work would be
> > required to rewrite that to import into Docu.
> >
> > So yes, lots of good options for rolling my own.  LC is very flexible and
> > a joy to work with, and as well suited for making Dictionary viewers as
> > anything else.
> >
> > But my goal here is simpler: I'm just looking for currently-maintained
> > Dictionary solutions in our community to make sure they're represented as
> > alternatives in devolution once it's released.  It would be nice to offer
> > at least one if we have a current one in our community, or more if there
> > are other such projects I'm unfamiliar with.
> >
> > --
> >  Richard Gaskin
> >  Fourth World Systems
> >  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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