Bug 20255 - Simple Loop Labeling

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Aug 10 14:20:48 EDT 2017


If we're taking votes, respectfully count mine as -1 on using tooltips 
for this.

Labels within code are most useful when visible.  If we need to read the 
code carefully enough to figure out where we should aim the mouse, then 
aim the mouse, then pause waiting for the tooltip to appear, the benefit 
of labels is diminished.

I use comments, as most others here seem to do too.  Quite happy to just 
keep doing that - it only costs two extra characters ("--"), is simple 
and flexible, and immediately self-evident when skimming code.

-- 
  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems


Bob Sneidar wrote:

> +1 on the tooltip. I also comment end statements in nested loops or control structures, but it gets cluttery when trying to read through the script. 
> 
> Bob S
> 
> 
>> On Aug 10, 2017, at 08:28 , Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On 08/10/2017 03:00 AM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote:
>> 
>>> I wonder whether a mouse over tooltip would work just as well. Is this something you want to be able to see _all_ the time or just if you get confused about where you are?
>> 
>> Hmmm... I think a tooltip could be especially useful for exit and break statements in nested conditionals where it's not always obvious at first glance.
>> 
>> -- 
>> Mark Wieder





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