LiveCode-HyperCard XCMD's

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Thu May 17 14:50:26 EDT 2012


I think anything with a limited number of cards and no xcmd's could be converted fairly easily. But a lot of people have problems when they pull in stacks where they have thousands of cards, as the engine is not optimized for that, as has been discussed in other threads. As usual, the correct answer is, "Well, it depends." ;-)

Bob


On May 17, 2012, at 11:44 AM, -=>JB wrote:

> All definitely good points that would me someone question if they
> should ever consider trying to make any hypercard code work.
> 
> -=>JB<=-
> 
> 
> On May 17, 2012, at 11:34 AM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> 
>> Also consider it was written and compiled for an OS that used a totally different graphics engine called Quickdraw. I have serious doubts it would work today in Quartz. It's going to have to be rewritten methinks. 
>> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> 
>> On May 17, 2012, at 11:15 AM, stephen barncard wrote:
>> 
>>> most likely it was compiled for Power PC, Intel macs didn't exist then. I
>>> would venture to say that they wouldn't work. Anyway Livecode is so fast
>>> and versatile that most of the functions that needed XCMDs can all be done
>>> in native Livecode. The time it would take to convert could be spent
>>> re-designing for modern machines. What do you need to accomplish?
>>> 
>>> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 4:07 AM, -=>JB <=- <sundown at pacifier.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> LiveCode
>>>> Lessons and Tutorials
>>>> HyperCard
>>>> 
>>>> LiveCode supports the HyperCard 1.x XCMD model (which means that most
>>>> XCMDs and XFCNs
>>>> that don’t display a window will work in LiveCode without
>>>> modification)Tutorials
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> What if I have the binary code of a XCMD I wrote in hyperCard is there a
>>>> way to use it in LiveCode
>>>> or do I need to use the hyperCard XCMD as it is or do I need to use the
>>>> original XCMD code I wrote?
>>>> Is there a way to recompile my XCMD binary code?
>>>> 
>>>> -=>JB<=-
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