Strict is in; lax is out

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 16:09:05 EDT 2016


What I like about Livecode is that it has a multiplicity of ways of 
achieving things.

I have just rescued my BBC Master Compact from Scotland and bought a 
cable that connects its video-out to a SCART socket: I had forgotten 
about the 'LET' statement . . .

I feel that strict variable declaration would be a backward step, and it 
would certainly  lessen

Livecode's value as a teaching tool.

One of the selling pionts of the Macintosh in the late 809's and early 
90's was its Killer-App:

Hypercard, and what "killed" about Hypercard was the closeness of 
HyperTalk to natural

language: something that Livecode has inherited. Please do not chuck 
that out.

Richmond.


On 22.08.2016 22:16, Mike Kerner wrote:
> I can't stand strict.  That's part of the reason why I choose to use LC
> instead of C.  I would rather have to find and fix typos in variable names
> than have to coerce type changes when I want to do something with a
> variable, or have to declare variable after variable after variable in a
> block of code.  How about case-sensitivity?  Unfortunately, in LCB there is
> more of that, as well.  It annoys me.  Our enterprise system's IDE is
> case-sensitive, and every time I have to work on it I can't wait to be rid
> of it.  If you read through the code for some of the widgets in LCB, you
> will either be overjoyed, or roll your eyes.  LCB is less bad than most
> other languages, but lazy compiler authors shouldn't win the day, the same
> way that the personal trainer doesn't get to tell the client what they're
> going to be doing for their workout, and grammar checkers don't get to
> dictate your use of the subjunctive, or lack thereof.
>
> And long live synonyms.  And beginning sentences or sentence fragments with
> conjunctions.
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 2:16 PM, <me at jerrydaniels.com> wrote:
>
>> I think it's the cycling thru that spectrum over time that makes the whole
>> thing work.
>>
>> On Aug 22, 2016, 12:39 PM -0500, dunbarx at aol.com, wrote:
>>> Everything you say is true, modern and relevant.
>>>
>>>
>>> That said, long live lax.
>>>
>>>
>>> Craig Newman
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: me <me at jerrydaniels.com
>>> To: LiveCode List <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
>>> Sent: Mon, Aug 22, 2016 12:34 pm
>>> Subject: Strict is in; lax is out
>>>
>>> With the advent of LCB, 'strict' is becoming the watchword in the v8
>> era. I applaud this new direction. Yes, there's short term discomfort with
>> LCB (learning curve), but in the near-to-long term I believe there will be
>> huge dividends paid to developers with high performance, low maintenance
>> apps.
>>> Best, jerry at botz.live
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