SUggestion for improved LiveCode scripting notation

Mike Bonner bonnmike at
Fri Oct 5 12:50:19 EDT 2012

While not the same thing as you are talking about, when I write scripts I
use the "on" form for lc commands and handlers and any that are created
soley by me I use the "command" form.  This way it only takes a glance to
know which are mine and which are built in.

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 10:47 AM, Peter Haworth <pete at> wrote:

> 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.
> Pete
> 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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