Contributing to the IDE

Mark Waddingham mark at
Fri Apr 20 05:46:23 EDT 2018

On 2018-04-20 11:15, Geoff Canyon via use-livecode wrote:
> ​I get that -- my point is that *many* of the IDE script files are
> unchanged from 9.0 release to the current(?) develop branch. So working 
> on
> files in 9.0, making changes, and then submitting a pull request, 
> unless
> git somehow makes this a slog, should be perfectly acceptable​. They're
> just text files, many of which haven't changed in six months. Or is 
> there
> something magic (and to me, frustrating) about git that makes it
> unacceptable to submit a change made to a file in 9.0 to an identical 
> file
> in 9.1?

This is nothing to do with git at all - it is to do with actually being 
able to test the change you make and ensure it actually does what you 

Just because a file hasn't changed for months, doesn't mean that its 
action isn't dependent on some code somewhere else in the system.

You might make a change to a file which looks identical in 9 and 9.1 - 
but how do you know it will work in 9.1 without running it in 9.1?

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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