Dragging widgets

Quentin Long cubist at aol.com
Tue Feb 28 16:27:43 EST 2017

> > On Feb 28, 2017, at 07:14 , Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> > an image is an image is an image, whether it is png, bitmap, jpg or svg, the fact that is is a "widget" is secondary to the use case.
> sez Bob Sneidar <bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com>:
> au contraire. Not all images are the same. Support for each kind of image has to be implemented. If the industry developed a new kind of image, LC would be faced with incorporating that format. 

It's true that *under the hood*, LC must handle each distinct 'flavor' of image differently. But why should *the user* be concerned about whether a given image is vector or raster or RLE or what?

Consider: Numbers can be signed, unsigned, integer, or real, and the engine's internal workings must handle each of those 'flavors' of number differently. But in spite of those internal differences, *the expression "VarX + VarY" ALWAYS just works, REGARDLESS of which flavors of number VarX and VarY happen to be*.

As far as *the user* is concerned, a number is a number is a number, and it *doesn't matter* whether a number happens to be real or integer or what. Why can't an image be an image be an image, *regardless* of whether an image happens to be JPG or bitmap or what?

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