User Guide (was Re: wait with messages)

Dar Scott dsc at
Thu May 1 20:21:56 EDT 2014

Hi, Richard!

I am not sure how it might be integrated.  Maybe links form the dictionary to sections.  Maybe links from example code in the guide to the dictionary.  Maybe the ability to open up the section from the editor.  Maybe a one-click way to copy example source (or even objects) so it would be easy to paste into scripts and onto cards.  

I don’t know if any of this is worth the effort or whether there would be a coordination problem, but I was just pondering.  And I start big in dreaming.

It is good to hear that it might not be as old as the revision date at the top implies.


On May 1, 2014, at 5:32 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at> wrote:

> Dar Scott wrote:
> >> larry wrote:
> >>
> >> What really BUGS me about LiveCode is that the documentation
> ...
> >
> > According to the edition information at the front of the document,
> > this is 3 1/2 years old.
> >
> > I intend to include this in my list of books I’m giving to a customer.
> I would include it.  It's 378 pages of useful stuff, and it's biggest failing is merely that they haven't updated the copyright date on that page.
> I would imagine that after that much time there would be an error or two in it, but I haven't come across specific inaccuracies, and I've been asking for months and haven't been able to find anyone else who can help me turn up any.
> As a User Guide it remains a good starting point to get the lay of the land, with the updated-with-each-release Dictionary for token details.
> > I wonder it it can be or should be more integrated.
> Integrated in what way?
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