Editing Large Scripts is Faster
ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Sat Sep 5 07:23:17 EDT 2015
Yes, I completely agree that this is a problem which needs a solution. But
the fact remains that we currently don't have one.
On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 12:02 AM Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
> Ali Lloyd wrote:
> >> >> On 4 Sep 2015, at 12:25 pm, Mark Wieder <mwieder at ahsoftware.net>
> >> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> On 09/03/2015 10:52 AM, Ali Lloyd wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>> That requires a backport, as the script editor in 8 has scriptified
> >> >>> behaviors and a widget for the variable viewer.
> >> >>
> >> >> I must be missing something. Charles detailed the changes that need
> >> be made to the revscripteditor.rev script for LC7. Why is that any
> >> than any other fix to IDE stack scripts? The fact that LC8 uses
> >> stacks shouldn't even come up in that discussion.
> >> >>
> > It's not harder. I'm saying it can't be accepted as a community
> > contribution, because whichever way you slice it, it involves binary
> > stacks.
> It's on a computer, Ali - ultimately everything is binary. :)
> Let's not let Github's limitation impede meaningful work.
> What we need is a way to ensure that the changes applied are the changes
> we want.
> Format is a distant second to that, merely a means to that end and
> something we can overcome.
> Let's brainstorm ways to fix this critical problem holding up so much of
> the work we could be sharing.
> It may not be Github, but it doesn't have to be. Github was designed
> for C programmers working on the Linux kernel. Different problem,
> different tools. If we need a uniquely-LiveCode solution to assist with
> some parts of IDE development, well, it wouldn't be the first time
> LiveCode's unusual nature requires fresh thinking.
> After all, the reason we're all here is because LiveCode isn't like
> everything else.
> Let's do this.
> Richard Gaskin
> LiveCode Community Manager
> richard at livecode.org
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