Strict compilation mode

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Fri Oct 4 12:43:58 EDT 2013

I totally agree.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Peter Haworth
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 12:29 PM
To: How to use LiveCode
Subject: Strict compilation mode

I'm a big fan of strict compilation mode. I know others don't see the need
for it but I like how it protects me from myself by catching misspelled
variable names and forcing me to put quotes around literals.

Every now and again I download a utility stack that someone has provided
which was created with scm off. If I want to customize its scripts, I have
to switch scm off or define all the variables/quote all the literals. The
latter is a big pain (although I have a script that does it for me), and the
former risks forgetting to switch scm on again.

As far as I know, there's no other way round this (?) Seems like it would be
useful to have a stack property that switched scm on or off for all the
scripts in the stack with the default being the prefs setting.

lcSQL Software
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