Help! I'm stuck

Curry Kenworthy curry at
Wed Apr 7 13:03:23 EDT 2021


 > It's not a bug, it was intentionally introduced to allow a couple
 > of features, like retaining script local variables after a build.
 > Given the amount of extra scripting to work around it for existing
 > stacks, I think it may have introduced more problems than it tried
 > to cure.

Agreed! I was too busy the other day but wanted to chime in:
This was a baffling case of doubling-down on a wonky and toxic "fix."

The problems introduced were far more numerous than those "fixed."
I pointed this out right away, but it seems that hubris prevailed.
LC Ltd needs a more consistent vision of what LC is and how it works.

Result: workarounds are often needed for standard builds.
In what RAD paradigm should users have to workaround the IDE?
If that's a question we're even needing to ask, we may be in trouble.

(My own stack design usually makes this a moot point. I wasn't affected.
But I saw the expense and pain this caused, plus a troubling precedent.)

So ... isn't it great they teach everyone to double down these days?  :)
Turning off messages - good tactic, although it won't work for everyone.

Back to work, take care all....

Best wishes,

Curry Kenworthy

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