SUggestion for improved LiveCode scripting notation

Peter Haworth pete at
Fri Oct 5 12:47:13 EDT 2012

This is something I've thought about too.  Even for my own use, coming back
to code I haven't looked at for some time, it's sometimes hard to remember
where a handler is located.

As part of the docs for my code, I have a script that goes through all the
scripts in a stack file, lists every handler alphabetically along with its
location and any other handlers that call it.  That helps but some sort of
prefix (or suffix) notation sounds like a good idea.

lcSQL Software <>

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 9:19 AM, stgoldberg at <stgoldberg at>wrote:

> more specifically, an "XC" to indicate that the handler for the word is on
> the card, and "XS" to indicate that the handler is in the stack.  In that
> way, it would be much clearer where to look for the meaning or the word,
> whether in the LiveCode dictionary, the card, or the stack. I wonder what
> other people on the forum think about using these prefixes.

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