[ANN] A Primer on Message Mechanics 1.2.0

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Wed May 16 12:00:56 EDT 2012


"Message Mechanics"  -- REQUIRED READING FOR ANYONE USING LIVECODE!! thank
you Dar!

I have to go back again and again to pound the concepts into my brain... I
respond to visual explanations ....

sqb

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 8:39 AM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> Hooray Dar! :-) I'll check it out. If it's all that, it should go up on
> RunRev's tutorial pages.
>
> Bob
>
>
> On May 15, 2012, at 10:24 PM, Dar Scott wrote:
>
> > I have dusted off and cleaned up the little booklet stack that works as
> a primer on using the send command.  I call that use, message mechanics.
> >
> > This primer consists of over 80 pages.  It starts from the very
> beginning but takes you to making message machinery with send.  What you
> might do with multiple threads in another environment, I show you how to do
> with send.  This covers everything from flashing lights to background tasks.
> >
> > The previous version was almost a decade old.  This fixes a little menu
> that does not work in current versions of LiveCode and makes the content up
> to date.  In particular, some LiveCode bugs and quirks have been fixed and
> those references are now historical.  This still is missing some
> elaboration on callbacks and wait.  And some things are a little
> archaic--remember modems?
> >
> > Feel free to use the core primer stack in part or with just the message
> mechanics stuff ripped out.  If you use it as a shell for your primers or
> even for your product documentation and the look is basically the same, I
> encourage you to leave the copyright in to help protect you and others who
> use the stack.
> >
> > Feel free to use any of the examples.  And be inspired to do something
> better both as a booklet or as a tutorial.
> >
> > I kept the 1.0 version there in case some folks are using Revolution and
> wonder whether the new stack will work.  The download blocks clearly
> indicate when the stack was last edited and what was the newest version of
> Revolution or LiveCode that edited it.
> >
> > You can find the latest about half way down the page here:
> >
> > http://pages.swcp.com/dsc/revstacks.html
> >
> > This is FREE!
> >
> > Dar
> >
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> >
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> > LiveCode libraries and externals,
> > sometimes by writing associated
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