Livecode's "almost english" syntax trips me up ..

Peter Haworth pete at mollysrevenge.com
Wed Dec 15 13:00:58 EST 2010


Clearly what's needed is the ability to reference the post-penultimate  
line....

Pete Haworth

On Dec 15, 2010, at 9:51 AM, Bob Sneidar wrote:

> In an odd sort of logic, if there is only one last line, then the  
> second last line is actually the last line. So it works for me.
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Dec 15, 2010, at 7:01 AM, Alex Tweedly wrote:
>
>>
>> I'm not sure whether this is a bug, or merely amusing :-)
>>
>> I've just spent a while (I won't admit to how many hours it was)  
>> debugging a simple error
>>
>> I wrote
>>
>>> .....
>>> put the second last line of tVariable into tAnotherVariable
>>> .....
>>
>> the second last line ...  seemed very intuitive to me.  
>> Unfortunately, LC interprets it as "the last line".
>> There's nothing in the docs to say it should be allowed - it was  
>> just me doing what seemed obvious.
>>
>> I think it should produce an error message - if anyone agrees I'll  
>> submit it.
>>
>> Oh - OSX, 4.5.0 just in case it matters.
>>
>> Thanks
>> -- Alex.
>>
>>
>>
>>
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