IDE oddities (was Re: Error Messages Are Evil)

Devin Asay devin_asay at byu.edu
Wed May 14 14:04:02 EDT 2014


On May 14, 2014, at 10:26 AM, Dar Scott <dsc at swcp.com> wrote:

> 
> On May 14, 2014, at 10:00 AM, Devin Asay <devin_asay at byu.edu> wrote:
>> Closely related: Why are lock size and lock location controlled by a single property?
> 
> Good question.  The good news is that it is now possible to group a single object.  

Thanks for your reply, Dar. I'd like to keep the focus of this thread on things in the LiveCode IDE that are odd, inconsistent, or confusing to the new user. Later I'll make a compilation and share it with the list. As a reminder, I got to thinking about this topic after watching an excellent 2-part video on user interface design principles at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYiiD-p2q80. This series was focused on Blender, an open source 3D rendering package, but you could substitute LiveCode for Blender in the narrative and have a useful think about how LC's interface comes across to newbies.

In that spirit, here's another one:

- Lack of reliable Undo functionality outside of the script editor. This is a major source of frustration to new users (and old, but we've learned to work around it.)

(If you'd like to discuss the Undo issue, please start a new thread, so I can keep this one on topic.) :)

Thanks,

Devin



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