LC Server style survey: co-mingle code w/HTML?

Simon Smith hello at
Fri Dec 8 06:54:58 EST 2017

Despite my earlier comments - it is still something that I would be
interested in.

While my preferences has always been to mix html / code together - if there
is a better way to do things, then I would definitely be interested in
finding out / learning more.

Carpe diem

*Simon Smith*
m. +27 83 306 7862

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 6:25 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Bob Hall wrote:
> > I’m very interested in your tools and suspect there is great value in
> > what you’ve created.
> I appreciate the interest, but it doesn't seem using these tools would be
> possible for most folks.
> Being able to run client and server code in the IDE would require using
> methods that are compatible with LC Script on the desktop.  Since we have
> no way of parsing/executing LC Server code in the desktop, and too many
> people rely on the code-embedded-in-HTML way, my tools are of no use to
> them.
> For the first dozen years of this engine, CGIs used the same engine as
> everything else.  Since LC Server premiered, most devs now have a workflow
> that is incompatible with the desktop engine.
> I've been using standalones for CGIs for many years, and while I know a
> few others who do this, there aren't many.
> I recently came across a project which uses LC Server but only to launch
> script libraries, so effectively it's 99% compatible with LC Script, using
> only a couple lines of LC Server to launch the libraries.  This got me
> wondering how many others do things like that, as opposed to relying on
> features specific to LC Server throughout their app which have no means of
> executing in the IDE.
> At this point, it seems most people are using LC Server in ways that are
> not compatible with the desktop engine.  I have nothing that can help with
> that.
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