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Alex Tweedly alex at
Sat Jul 15 08:12:13 EDT 2023

On 14/07/2023 16:13, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
> I beg to differ. Again, Livecode is a way to build both the tools and the product made by those tools. Livecode is NOT a collection of every conceivable tool for everything everyone wants to do. No language is.
> I think the LC dev team is far more useful to everyone if they focus on completing the projects they already have, and squashing the long standing and pervasive bugs that exist.
> I think if there is a fairly easy way to create the tool you need with the codeset you now have, then you would need a compelling reason, like dramatic performance increases to justify building it into the engine.

I guess the primary argument is having it available "out of the box" for 
new users, or for those who are still unfamiliar / uncertain about LC 

What I'd *really* like to see the LC dev team work on is bringing LCS 
libraries up to the same level of support as LCB libraries. It's taken a 
few years to finally get LCS widgets - and that was clearly HARD work. I 
would have thought t would be much easier - and just about as useful - 
to get CS libraries.

(and even to add some better support, such as "require library" that 
will properly deal with missing / duplicate attempts to load a library).


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