Hypercard: the missing link to the web

Bernard Devlin bdrunrev at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 05:02:45 EDT 2012

Well, python was available when I started using Livecode, and I still
chose Livecode.  I still wouldn't choose Python for a GUI app, but I
would use python on servers (for everything from system admin to
system monitoring to web templating) over Livecode.  On the server I
don't see that Livecode offers me as much as python does. Python has
libraries that interface with mail servers, with LDAP, and even with
SNMP.  And then there are a whole slew of web application servers to
choose from written in python.  But where Livecode shines for me is as
a simple, dynamic presentation layer, with access to a variety of
forms of local storage.  That's not to say I wouldn't code business
logic in Livecode, but to say that different tools (and ecospheres)
have different strengths, and its not a question of choosing a
language without regard to the strengths of the language and the


On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 8:40 AM, Peter Alcibiades
<palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> You're not taking account of the Open Source movement.  Were I starting again
> at this point, the choice would be Python.  Genuinely free in every way, and
> not just as in beer.

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