Drawing a line in LC7
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 11:21:31 EST 2015
On 02/03/15 18:04, Terence Heaford wrote:
> I suppose in a way it is easy.
> Whenever you change something in the code, visit the documentation and change that as well or is changing the docs not in the job description of those carrying out the programming.
Job Descriptions are the death of creativity.
> If not it should be.
> If you do not change the docs and inform then what chance have mere mortals got.
> All the best
>> On 2 Mar 2015, at 15:53, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 02/03/15 17:36, Terence Heaford wrote:
>>> This in the docs:
>>> "Tip: When setting the points property, you can separate the individual points with a comma instead of a return. The points property is always reported with the points on separate lines, however.”
>> Aha: so the 'Tip' now needs to be removed.
>> I wonder exactly WHY the thing was changed?
>> From the point of view of teaching & writing a book on Livecode, a Language-cum-IDE that keeps changing features like that
>> (especially if those changes are left for folk to stumble on, rather than documenting them in LARGE, RED letters) is going to
>> be seen as a pain-in-the-B.
>> Certainly, it would be VERY NICE indeed if the "good folks" at RunRev could put together a COMPREHENSIVE list of changes
>> (i.e. not just the fancy, eye-catching ones they use for marketting) post version 7 so that people like myself, who haven't
>> got all the time in the world for messing around with Livecode on the off-chance that well stumble upon some new, undocumented
>> change, can plan our Summer courses properly so we don't end up with egg all over our faces come July.
>>>> On 2 Mar 2015, at 14:19, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> So tried the "carriage return" thing, & YES, it worked . . . of course the Documentation was RIGHT all along, it was the pre-7 IDE
>>>> that was wrong.
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