name vs short name

Sean Cole (Pi) sean at pidigital.co.uk
Thu Jul 4 08:33:56 EDT 2019


It is possible to make it an optional keyword though.
set the [short] name of <object> to <string>

Sean Cole


On Thu, 4 Jul 2019 at 13:29, Klaus major-k via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

>
>
> > Am 04.07.2019 um 14:22 schrieb Klaus major-k via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
> >
> > Hi Paul,
> >
> >> Am 04.07.2019 um 14:12 schrieb Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
> >>
> >> No it is not consistent, but some of the syntax was baked into Metacard
> long ago,
> >> often in response to some specific customer asking for a way to do some
> specific thing.
> >> Remember, Metacard was effectively a product of a single person.
> >
> > Yes, I am using Dr. Raneys wonderful piece of software since 1999. :-)
> >
> >> For LiveCode to change it now would break far fr too many existing
> stacks
> >
> > Au contraire, mon ami!
> >
> > Simply because this (being able to set the SHORT name of an object) is
> not allowed until now,
> > but would make a lot of sense!
> >
> > So this would be an addition and nothing that might break older syntax.
>
> Of course I did not mean to replace:
> set the name of img 1 to "xxx"
> with
> set the short name of img 1 to "xxx"
>
> I just wanted to be able to ALSO use that (way more logical) syntax.
>
>
> Best
>
> Klaus
> --
> Klaus Major
> https://www.major-k.de
> klaus at major-k.de
>
>
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