richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 06:52:29 EDT 2015
On 26/06/15 11:53, Kay C Lan wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 1:26 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
> 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
>> 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;
Wow! I knew LiveCode was incredibly versatile: but skinning cats -
really: bet that's a new
one on most LiveCode programmers.
Err, sorry, lost control there for a few moments.
> 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. ;-)
I suppose my "problem" is that I did not buy a thick exercise book, tab
the pages with coloured labels
and note new "discoveries" down as I went along . . .
I have a cookery book that, as well as having "turnips" in the index,
also has a 'guide' with titles such as
"how to cook turnips' and "how to prepare raw turnips" . . .
I also use ask.com a lot . . .
More information about the Use-livecode