Another way of approaching LC8?

RM richmondmathewson at
Thu Jun 9 10:52:43 EDT 2016

On 9.06.2016 17:33, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Graham Samuel wrote:
> > Having been burnt by the BMI Calculator example, what would listers
> > suggest as the shortest way to get familiar with LC8 without reading
> > an enormous amount of text? I would count myself as a pretty
> > experienced LiveCode programmer, so that’s where I’m starting from.
> >
> > Maybe I should just take an existing program, open it and see what
> > happens?
> Yes.
> > But then widgets would remain a closed book, which isn’t the
> > intention.
> Use them now, write them later.
> > I had a quick look at the HTML 5 side of things and at the
> > dictionary, and both scared me. I don’t feel I’m in Kansas any more.

No, you're not, but as I'm the Cowardly Lion . . .

And Livecode 8 does look as though it might well lead to the
Emerald City; and it doesn't seem that the Wizard of Livecode is not 
just some
bloke behind a curtain doing the old "Smoke and Mirrors".

> Skip it for now and get back to it when you need it.
> > How did you guys do it?
> I learn what I need when I need it.

Learning what you need when you need it is very good advice indeed:
it has kept my head above water for about 40 years!

AND: what about the Use-List and the Forums we all know and love?


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