Transitioning to LiveCode 9...

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Jul 10 22:31:18 CEST 2018

Well you will be glad to know the search (and replace) feature has been so vastly improved that what used to take over a minute to search all substacks for, now takes 3 or 4 seconds. The replace function is just as fast. You could search for "the effective label" and replace it with "the label" with I think, complete confidence, in all your scripts all at once. 

I wouldn't try globally replacing variables beginning with "the" with "t" of course, that would be disastrous. :-)

Bob S

> On Jul 10, 2018, at 11:20 , Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> In LC6.7.11 you could say 'set the effective label of button X to Y' and
> it worked (it essentially ignored the 'effective' keyword and set the
> label property). Now this is not sound syntax and I have no idea why the
> code (which has had many developers work on it) used the 'effective'
> keyword in a set statement. I suspect "Copy and Paste" was the cuprit.
> Irregardless, it works in LC6.7.11
> In LC9.0.0, the same line, 'set the effective label of button X to Y'
> throws a syntax error (probably rightly so!). However, it does mean I
> now have to change what seems like a zillion instances of 'set the
> effective label ...' to just 'set the label ...'
> Uggh!

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