Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Oct 21 11:38:00 EDT 2020

Tom Glod wrote:

 > Does anyone know if there are any plans for introducing websockets
 > to livecode?

I've not seen any indication of a commitment to add websockets to LC.

Websockets were added to browsers to provide a constrained way to allow 
persistent connections without exposing web pages to regular sockets.

Since LC already supports regular sockets, even secure sockets, the 
value of websockets appears limited to attempting to use web services 
for the the provider has expressed a desire that they only be accessed 
by web pages (if they want to support native clients why not also use 
regular sockets?).

Is there another use-case I haven't considered?

I've found myself wanting this myself now and then, but I have to admit 
mostly just for the sake of completeness; I haven't come across a 
specific need for it in the work I've been doing.

If you have it would be valuable to learn the details so we can better 
assess how it may be prioritized, or perhaps toss some funding together 
for an implementation.

 > Or if there are any working 3rd party implementations that are
 > available?

LC Builder was delivered as the bridge for writing our own scripting 
interfaces for binary APKs.  This would seem a good fit for that, no?

 > its been a lot of years.

Since what?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com

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