Dictionary alternatives

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sat Jan 2 17:35:46 EST 2016


Looks like entry_data has a data type of blob so who knows what format it's
in.  There were a bunch of new functions introduced in DP12 to access
various levels of data in the dictionary so might be easier to use those.

Pete
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On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 2:19 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> So, can anyone guide me as far as decoding the actual entry data from the
> api.sqlite file?  I'm close to having a basic dictionary browser done, but
> am clueless as far as decoding column "entry_data" from table
> "dictionary_data"
> The sqlite file is located at..
> C:\Program Files (x86)\RunRev\LiveCode Community 8.0 (dp
> 12)\Documentation\html_viewer\resources\data\api\api.sqlite
>
> On Sat, Jan 2, 2016 at 2:16 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > On 02/01/16 15:53, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> >
> >> While the Dictionary is being repaired for v8.0dp13, I was hoping to
> >> install an alternative from the community, but alas I can't find one.
> >>
> >> I haven't maintained the one I'd made for MetaCard in years, and BVG
> Docu
> >> appears inaccessible (and I don't even know if it's been updated for v7
> or
> >> v8):
> >> <http://bjoernke.com/?target=bvgdocu>
> >>
> >> Are there any other alternative Dictionary resources in the community,
> >> other than the web-based mirror at <https://livecode.com/resources/api/
> >?
> >> (I'd prefer something that can be accessible even without an Internet
> >> connection)
> >>
> >> TIA -
> >>
> >>
> > Here's a "quick 'N' dirty" that works as long
> > as you have an internet connexion.
> >
> > http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26203
> >
> > Richmond.
> >
> >
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