Hi Ken, Using a prefix implies that there is the possibility of extending the MC IDE in the future and a potential getting-in-the-way. This is something we don't want.
I think that simply calling these stacks "MetaCard Something" makes a friendlier impression. People who need to deal with plug-ins probably already have found a solution (e.g. checking the effective filename). Although it isn't a big deal, I think that using a prefix like "mc" is very RunRev-like and not the right approach. Since the number of IDE stacks is supposed to stay at a minimum, a prefix should be unnecessary. If we ever need something like this, it would be nice to come up with a really clever and friendly solution. -- Best regards, Mark Schonewille Economy-x-Talk Consulting and Software Engineering Homepage: http://economy-x-talk.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/xtalkprogrammer KvK: 50277553 New: Download the Installer Maker Plugin 1.6 for LiveCode here http://qery.us/ce On 30 jun 2011, at 15:33, Ken Ray wrote: > Hey all, > > I just gave a presentation last weekend at the LiveCode Live event on the MC > IDE and one of the things I brought up was the fact that a great benefit to > the MC IDE vs the LiveCode IDE is that it really tries to "get out of the > way of the developer." > > And although it currently does a pretty good job of that, there are a few > places that IMHO still need to be changed. The two that immediately come to > mind are the Preferences and Properties stacks, both of which prevent you as > a developer from being able to name *your* stacks "Preferences" or > "Properties", and there are probably other stack name conflicts as well. > > For the next build of the IDE, I'd like to change the IDE stack names to > have an "mc" prefix (like "mcPreferences"), but since this affects anything > that runs as a plugin, etc., I wanted to bring it up for discussion first. > > What are your thoughts on this? Good idea? Bad idea? ...? _______________________________________________ metacard mailing list email@example.com http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/metacard