Strict is in; lax is out

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Mon Aug 22 16:35:41 EDT 2016


I was going to mention CompileIt!  and Double-XX!, as well (you forgot the
exclamation points).  I wasn't overjoyed with the restrictions, but I was
at not having to use Think C to make externals, any more.

On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 4:30 PM, <me at jerrydaniels.com> wrote:

> With builder the LC platform is becoming almost like a meta OS. Before it
> was great at the high an mid level. Now we get lower level and
> extensibility.
>
> I felt the same way when CompileIt came along for HyperCard. Like then, I
> have no interest in foregoing LC scripting.
>
> On Aug 22, 2016, 3:21 PM -0500, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>,
> wrote:
> > Richmond wrote:
> >
> > > language: something that Livecode has inherited. Please do not chuck
> > > that out.
> >
> > Nothing to worry about, Richmond. LiveCode Script and LiveCode Builder
> > are different languages for different purposes.
> >
> > As an extensibility subsystem, LC Builder benefits from being more
> > restrictive, hopefully one day compilable to machine language. Its role
> > is as a replacement for things that might otherwise require C, not for
> > things that would be done in LiveCode Script.
> >
> > As the main glue for brining components together and building apps,
> > LiveCode Script will retain its essential flavor.
> >
> > --
> > Richard Gaskin
> > Fourth World Systems
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