Bob Sneidar bobs at
Thu May 5 15:01:33 EDT 2011

I dunno I think it's pretty dam easy out of the box! I mean, I don't have to worry about creating windows or menus or buttons or fields from scratch, someone did that for me already. I don't even have to think about how to get text from the user, manage memory, etc it all just works. I didn't think the learning curve was all that steep, but then I came from a Hypercard background, so I already kind of "got it". The hard thing for me was dealing with databases. 

By frameworks I take it you mean a system of methods and procedures? I have not looked at the GLX2 framework, although I do have it. I should check it out. Maybe I am reinventing the wheel. If it will help me design better forms and such, that would be great. I am terrible at creating good looking forms. 


On May 5, 2011, at 10:30 AM, Pete wrote:

> As a relatively new user (couple of years), I wholeheartedly agree with the
> framework concept.  LC touts itself as being easy to use because of its
> English syntax but the reality is that its learning curve is extremely
> steep. I'm pretty sure there's a large number of people out there who have
> simply given up on it for that reason and that's sad, because LC really is a
> pretty remarkable development tool.
> One of Trevor's key phrases is "the developer only has to focus on
> code specific to their application".  That's the crux of the matter to me.
> I don't want to have to spend time on implementing standard
> edit functions like cut, copy, paste, select all, undo even though once I've
> made my version of that code I can reuse it.  I want that functionality to
> just be there so I can use the small amount of brain power I have on
> figuring out how to implement the logic of my application.
> If there's ever a project to develop some sort of open source framework for
> LC, count me in!
> Pete
> Molly's Revenge <>

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