Us and them? [was Re: Livecode Dictionary]
curry at pair.com
Tue Jan 22 18:06:55 EST 2019
> I'm working on a solution for this
> collaborative with the minimal possible barrier to entry
> integrated into developer workflow - that means the script editor
> personal project wiki's for the software a developer is working
> on directly from the script editor
> Thoughts? Feedback on this?
As a "KISS man" (bet Richmond will have fun with that!) my only advice
is: Don't make it one bit more complex than it must be.
Meaning simplicity both for maintenance/quality AND for performance
speed/memory. The Script Editor is already a bit chubby, huffing and
puffing on many machines during a modest jog, and the Dictionary is
waddling around even slower and shakier on my budget hardware than I
move around myself as a handicap person. :D
What people need most in the Script Editor is to view and edit the code
itself smoothly, without jitters or delays; the primary function of SE.
After that, debugging and variables and search are very helpful.
Something like a project wiki would come below all those in priority,
and better not slow things down any further. A wiki could just as well
be external to the SE or to LC - but if it plays nice, doesn't use
cycles or memory or real estate unless it's turned on, sounds cool.
Supporting a list of standards and whizbang features is nice, but user
comments for keywords are the essence. I would just as soon have user
comments for the Dictionary kept fairly simple and kept in the
Dictionary, rather than in the SE. But it sounds like you have a dream
for this, and I'm glad to see the passion. This will be interesting!
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