Merge and unicode

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Wed Sep 11 17:17:55 EDT 2019

I have to look back and find my timings but I think I got a 10x or better
performance by creating the styled text array and then setting the field to

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of J. Landman Gay via use-livecode
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:54 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Cc: J. Landman Gay
Subject: Re: Merge and unicode

On 9/11/19 12:28 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
> I'll wager using a styledText array for this will be fun to write and will
perform very well.

I took a look. You'd win that wager. I didn't test performance (haven't
written the handler yet) but getting the styledText of an existing list
retains the correct characters.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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