Using MySQL on (headless) Linux

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Thu Feb 4 14:55:28 EST 2021

David's server talk is worth a mention again! He got me into LC server. It
was so nice not to have learn php in depth as I could leverage my LC
knowledge and existing code. I use server every day.

But a question... I have always been confused with the difference between
"start using' and "include" but I think I get it now.
"Start using" is just like desktop and the message path goes thru it in
order of the "start using"s take on desktop.
"Include" is including the code into the script that invokes it. So as Mark
said you could use includes to set global vars or even a different include
file of constants depending on the data received in the web request.
Is this correct?

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Mark Wieder via use-livecode
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2021 11:52 AM
To: Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Cc: Mark Wieder
Subject: Re: Using MySQL on (headless) Linux

On 2/4/21 1:52 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:

> With all this flexibility in one lean install, for me the pros of LC 
> Server for headless work are clear: the fact that there's an "include" command in the server, allowing
for things like global constants.

  Mark Wieder
  ahsoftware at

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