[OT] Stable versions of Livecode

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Fri Jul 21 16:47:54 CEST 2017

This mind bending metaphor could start a, um... Revolution!


On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 10:08 AM, BNig via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> In recent month there has been muck ado about the word "stable" in stable
> versions of Livecode.
> I think there is a serious misunderstanding of the word "stable" here.
> It is according to the Oxford Dictionary:
> stable (noun)
> A building set apart and adapted for keeping horses.
> ‘the horse was led to its stable’
> Of course that can only mean that a stable version of Livecode is a
> metaphor
> indicating that Livecode is the metaphorical horse, maybe even a racehorse,
> at least a horse that deserves a nice and clean stable.
> As every schoolboy knows no stable is free of bugs but a new stable is as
> close as you can get.
> Some might deplore the use of a metaphor in denoting a version of Livecode
> but I've seen a lot worse on this list.
> Just to mention a few
> "skinning of cats"
> "reinventing of wheels"
> "building of better mousetrap"
> but don't forget in metaphors it is the _relations_ that are important, not
> the _things_ that are related.
> I hope this helps
> and take it with a grain of salt
> My best wishes to all the Livecode jokeys and stablemen.
> Bernd
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