OT: Priorities (was: Re: Stack with the same name loop)

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 08:26:59 EDT 2021

No, coulda, woulda and shoulda are, probably a waste of time, but learning
from history might not be a waste of time.


On 24.10.21 15:19, Bernard Devlin via use-livecode wrote:
> I don't see much benefit in coulda, woulda, shoulda.
> Tcl was so prominent it was actually listed in the HTML 4 reference spec as
> one of three possible languages which could be used to write dynamic HTML
> (VBScript, Tcl, Javascript).
> https://www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/scripts.html
> Tcl being widely-deployed, cross-platform and free didn't lead to it being
> used within web browsers. Despite all the apparent conditions necessary for
> success it sank into obscurity.  It doesn't mean it's not the best thing
> for job X, Y, Z, it just means few people are exploiting the benefits it
> offers.  Same for Livecode, IMO.
> "Men make history, just not on grounds of their own choosing".
> Regards, Bernard
> On Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 10:36 PM Paul McClernan via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> What seems to come out of your interesting historical observations is
>>> that HyperCard went "wrong" when people had to start paying for it.
>>   I think it was a series of things that went wrong with HyperCard.
>> Interestingly enough WINE (open source) and CodeWeavers (prop.) seem to
>>> manage to co-exist and help each other successfully.
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