Dictionary

Roger Guay irog at mac.com
Fri May 24 15:53:06 EDT 2019


Ditto on the Dictionary!

Cheers,
Roger

> On May 23, 2019, at 12:26 PM, R.H. via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> I agree that the dictionary often leaves guess work.
> 
> The biggest problem I have with the dictionary is forgetting the name of a
> function and trying to guess the name. If there were lots of tags to look
> for... but... You must know at least the beginning of a name.
> 
> And how can you even search not knowing what to search for when you only
> know what you want to solve? (Well, search elsewhere...)
> 
> But it would be really very good if editors would put themselves into the
> shoes of newbies assuming no prior knowledge about any of the many
> acronyms, and providing links for further study or simply more explanation
> when a function is not trivial.
> 
> I know, it is hard work. If such task could be structured and we were
> invited as editors to contribute in a more user-friendly way? But too many
> editors may also spoil the soup.
> 
> W3School is s great example of how to combine tutorials with reference
> lists (dictionary).
> 
> The dictionary is a central point of focus for every developer. Probably,
> there is just not enough knowledgable manpower to not just do the absolute
> minimum.
> 
> When Mark is explaining something here, then often I get a picture of what
> is behind the hood. He cannot be, but should be editor-in-chief... )
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