Reordering cards?

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 04:53:46 EDT 2015


On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 1:26 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
wrote:

What I did say was that it is surprising how people who have been using
> LIveCode for a very long time
> are still unaware of some ways to do things:


Hmmm, that sounds remarkably like the comment some people make "isn't is
strange how when you're desperately looking for something it's always in
the last place you look". Of course it's in the last place you look! Who
would look any further?

Once you figured out how to do something, who continues to rummage through
the books to find other ways to solve the problem you needed solving an
hour ago to meet a deadline 15 min ago?

and, were there a reference book that was not just a reprint of the
> Dictionary
> it would be a good thing.
>
> The Dictionary states the setting the layer of a card is the same as
setting it's number. If you haven't read the Dictionary up until that point
why would you be reading any other book any better. But again, once you've
found your answer...

I don't deny LC needs some good reference books, and the Dictionary
certainly needs some attention, but I fail to see any correlation with
those facts and the reality that each LC Guru on this List doesn't
individually know every single in and out of LC. What I do know is that
amongst the collective knowledge of this List I'm astounded at just how
many ways LC can skin a cat; and for this old brain I can typically
remember just one that works for me and the others get lost with yesterdays
news. So whilst Scott says he keeps learning new ways of doing things after
15 years, for me I'd imagine I keep getting surprised about 'new' ways of
doing things, but in reality I've either read it before here on the List or
in the Dictionary, but it just hasn't stuck because I already have a way I
use or it isn't something I need to use to solve a problem right now; so
it's forgetten until I read it anew a couple of years down the track and am
surprised all over again. ;-)



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