OT Re: Referencing Livecode

2022-06-21 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
That is really helpful Alan. A pair of fine papers! I visited Australia & NZ a few years back and started using iNaturalist and then the Seek app, so I’m now an enthusiastic CS observation reporter. Cheers, David G > On 21 Jun 2022, at 12:46

Re: Referencing Livecode

2022-06-18 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 17 Jun 2022, at 6:55 pm, Martin Koob via use-livecode > wrote: > > > Here is a link to that conference paper where you can download it. > https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269337987_Using_Cognitive_Load_Theory_to_select_an_Environment_for_Teaching_Mobile_Apps_Development > >

Re: Referencing Livecode

2022-06-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
t; to Wikipedia pages are academic suicide, fail, go straight to jail, do not > pass GO, do not collect 200 smackers, and you get the picture. > > On Fri, 17 Jun 2022, 11:47 David V Glasgow via use-livecode, < > use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > >> >>>

Re: Referencing Livecode

2022-06-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 16 Jun 2022, at 9:08 pm, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode > wrote: > > Is there a reason not to use the LC site URL, either alone or in addition to > the Wikipedia one? The https://livecode.com landing page is rather sparse, and focussed on drawing customers in rather than conveying

Referencing Livecode

2022-06-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi Folks, I am writing a paper for publication (I hope) describing analysis of internet predator messages achieved using Livecode. I want to reference LC but I am not sure if there is a standard form or URL for doing this. If not I am inclined to use https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiveCode

Re: Generating Random numbers to conform a distribution

2022-06-08 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 8 Jun 2022, at 7:07 am, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode > wrote: > > I'm not a stats guru but... Pants SO on fire! That is fascinating. I really don’t think this has been made explicit anywhere else, including Stackoverflow - despite the fact that the question has been posed several

Re: Generating Random numbers to conform a distribution

2022-06-08 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 8 Jun 2022, at 6:50 am, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode > wrote: > > My only contribution here is that I found the paper you linked to interesting > enough to look up the HyperStat author. Apparently he's grown a rather > intriguing collection of fun things of that sort - I wonder if

Generating Random numbers to conform a distribution

2022-06-07 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Quite a lot of stats and maths packages offer a feature whereby the N, the Mean and the SD are variables specified by the user, and N random numbers are then generated with the required mean and SD. I remember the venerable and excellent Hypercard HyperStat

OT Re: [[ ANN ]] Release 10.0.0 DP-4

2022-06-02 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 2 Jun 2022, at 6:26 am, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode > wrote: > > 2 possible choices. That’s 4 alternatives. Cheers David G Pedant extraordinaire ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to

Re: Single Window LC IDE?

2022-04-27 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 27 Apr 2022, at 2:17 pm, Mike Kerner via use-livecode > wrote: > > they not only discussed it, but they demo'd it … and referred to it as a “new ‘dock windows’ capability”.Which sounds like it will still be each to his/her own. Cheers David G

Re: Encountering slow navigation to a card containing very large fields? Do this one simple trick.

2022-04-19 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Maybe context would help. I receive digital evidence from police Hi Tech Crime Units, consisting of lists/tables of messages, search histories, web histories, files downloaded, etc etc. These relate to online activities of alleged internet offenders. Some consist of data relating to a few

Re: Encountering slow navigation to a card containing very large fields? Do this one simple trick.

2022-04-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
t an Elephant” > allegory. The Datagrid eats the Elephant, “One Bite At a Time.” The field > tries to eat the Elephant all at once. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Apr 16, 2022, at 01:40, David V Glasgow via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> Thanks for this,

Re: Encountering slow navigation to a card containing very large fields? Do this one simple trick.

2022-04-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi Richard > On 16 Apr 2022, at 8:20 pm, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode > wrote: > > How many is "many many thousands of lines"? 10k? 100k? More? Typically 30,000 to 800,000. One field wrapped (the imported ‘source’ text) and the other a, unwrapped list of found lines containing a

Re: Encountering slow navigation to a card containing very large fields? Do this one simple trick.

2022-04-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi Jim, The text in fields doesn’t move or change after the initial analysis. the slowdown is just navigating back to to the card containing the fields from from one which doesn’t contain the fields. Cheers David G > On 16 Apr 2022, at 8:46 pm, Jim Lambert via use-livecode > wrote: > >

Re: can I filter lines with a list of alternative OR strings?

2022-03-21 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I can investigate further! thanks again David G > On 6 Mar 2022, at 11:12 pm, Dick Kriesel via use-livecode > wrote: > > >> On Mar 3, 2022, at 2:30 AM, David V Glasgow via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> I can filter text using a single term plus

OT Re: What happens if an Indy license renews these days?

2022-03-20 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Matthias, please could you also start reminding me of all the things I misread and forget in my emails ;-) Best wishes, David Glasgow > On 19 Mar 2022, at 5:21 pm, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode > wrote: > > Andre, > didn‘t you get an email from LC some time ago. > > If i recall it

Re: Text overwriting itself in non wrapping field

2022-03-18 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
on. Shall I do that, and we will never speak of this again? Best wishes, David G > On 17 Mar 2022, at 7:21 pm, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 3/17/22 10:58 AM, David V Glasgow via use-livecode wrote: >> Examining it, it looks like it ought to be a number

Text overwriting itself in non wrapping field

2022-03-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi folks, I have imported just under 10,000 lines of a web history into a non wrapping scrollable field. As the subject above indicates, in one line characters appear rendered over the top of each other. The is quite stable, so redrawing or scrolling doesn’t make it go away. That line is

can I filter lines with a list of alternative OR strings?

2022-03-03 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi Folks, I can filter text using a single term plus a numerical range s eg: *re 1[0-5]* matching a text stem “re “ followed by any one of 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15 But is there a form where the alternatives are also text? eg something like: *big [“dog”, “cat”, “fish”]* The above searches

Re: scripted Show tooltip not a thing?

2022-01-15 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I rather lazily didn’t post an update, but on reflection I had already decided to do exactly what you recommend, Richard. Your advice isn’t wasted because my thinking about why it is the best thing to do wasn’t that clear. It is an important UI point you make about advice only being useful

Re: scripted Show tooltip not a thing?

2022-01-14 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks all. I scripted as if the delay was the duration the tooltip is displayed. Duh! Of course the delay is hover delay before the tooltip shows! I knew that, and yet somehow didn’t know it at the same time. Cheers David G > On 11 Jan 2022, at 2:48 pm, Craig Newman via use-livecode >

Re: Sorting cards problem solved

2022-01-06 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
; > On 1/3/22 2:53 PM, David V Glasgow via use-livecode wrote: >> Please let me not be the only one who can’t stand the suspense... > > I know this topic has taken over the list, and it's probably run its course > now so you can breathe easy. The last puzzle remains unsolve

Re: Sorting cards problem solved

2022-01-03 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Please let me not be the only one who can’t stand the suspense... > On 3 Jan 2022, at 7:18 pm, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 1/3/22 12:13 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: >> On 1/3/22 9:30 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: >>> Right, Zweibelwähe should be

OT Re: Livecode downloads VERY slow

2021-12-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 23 Dec 2021, at 3:39 am, William Prothero via use-livecode > wrote: > > I bet I got you all beat, for geezerdom. I took the first National UK examinations in 'Computer Studies' in the early 70s. Part of the final exam was to read a short piece of punched tape. With your eyes. Mine

Re: Command "Launch"

2021-12-12 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 11 Dec 2021, at 12:08 pm, Klaus major-k via use-livecode > wrote: > > Ken Ray has a nice list of many specialfolderpath() names on his website: > > I can’t say

Re: screen resolution and stack height

2021-12-02 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks for more thoughts guys. I do have a scale factor button, but don’t want to stretch, so I use ‘letterbox' The cinematography web page inspired me to experiment more freely and I found that 3:2 seems to be a good compromise despite not matching any screen ’standard'. It scales on

Re: screen resolution and stack height

2021-12-02 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 2 Dec 2021, at 2:31 pm, Craig Newman via use-livecode > wrote: > > Here is a neat article: > > https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/what-is-4-3-aspect-ratio/ > Interesting! I suppose my original point is that in the old days you could create at any intermediate ratio and it would match

Re: On the subject of things with the same short name... ('identical' groups which behave differently)

2021-10-08 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I don’t know what my wife is complaining about. It IS all about me! > On 8 Oct 2021, at 4:37 pm, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > > For the sake of clarity, in retrospect it may have been better to use This > Me, That Me, The Other Me, and perhaps Not Me. :-) > > Bob S > > >> On

Re: On the subject of things with the same short name... ('identical' groups which behave differently)

2021-10-08 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Ah! (light comes on). Thanks Sean. So ‘me’ is actually more specific than it would seem! I avoided ‘me' because it returns the short name of an object (of which there are several), and went for the long name of me because it is unique. Just to be clear, what you are saying is that when LC

OT Re: Testers wanted for score tracking app

2021-09-30 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I visited Finland in 40 years ago, and saw someone playing kyykkä Much to the amusement of my host, I initially thought I was witnessing someone deranged throwing a stick at tins of beans. > On 30 Sep 2021, at 3:30 pm, Andreas Bergendal via use-livecode > wrote: > > Thanks Mark! > > Here

Re: Text encoding: summary of results and times.

2021-09-09 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
So if someone has a cross platform (Win/Mac) app designed to process text files of various and unknown formats and provenance, is there some incantation process which would ensure it is best prepared for lots of finding and filtering? Best wishes David Glasgow

Re: Text encoding.

2021-09-03 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Following this with interest, but also a little confusion. I completely fell into the trap of assuming you encode outgoing and decode incoming. Alex states that put textEncode(tWHoleText, "UTF8") into tWholeText speeds replace up, but David B says LC internal format is UTF16. Doesn’t the 8 vs

Re: LiveCode community edition is gone

2021-09-01 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 1 Sep 2021, at 11:26 am, Bernard Devlin via use-livecode > wrote: > > There you had a group of programmers who supposedly loved what > HyperCard could do, but they only loved that concept as a historical > artefact, not as a tool available to people now. Abso-frogging-lutely. The

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.3

2021-08-03 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Any help? https://developer.android.com/google/play/expansion-files > On 3 Aug 2021, at 5:06 pm, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > > Don't make really big apps? :-) > > I'd start by going through all your graphics and using the lowest resolution > that you can get away with. If you

Re: Forum?

2021-06-15 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I’m with Richmond. I have had nothing since 13th, except for this thread. Cheers David G > On 15 Jun 2021, at 11:41 am, Keith Martin via use-livecode > wrote: > >> On 15 Jun 2021, at 09:58, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> Has the Forum gone bottom up? > > It’s a

Re: Replacetext of any characters between parentheses with a space

2021-06-10 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
orums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=7=35951 > > Richmond. > > On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 8:05 PM David V Glasgow via use-livecode < > use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > >> LC coders, please tell me why this won’t work! My guess is that this is a >> regex issue, not LC

Re: Replacetext of any characters between parentheses with a space

2021-06-09 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
D’Oh! Thanks Paul. Much appreciated. Cheers David G > On 9 Jun 2021, at 6:10 pm, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 6/9/2021 1:03 PM, David V Glasgow via use-livecode wrote: >> on mouseup >> >> put field "import" in

Replacetext of any characters between parentheses with a space

2021-06-09 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
LC coders, please tell me why this won’t work! My guess is that this is a regex issue, not LC, but I am so stuck. I want to replace all text within in parentheses (including the parentheses) with a single space. I have tried assembling the matchExpression in advance and in line, and also

Re: Finding invisible/non printable characters in a string

2021-05-11 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 10 May 2021, at 6:23 pm, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode > wrote: > > > Another fun accent example is using a "Zalgo" generator: I set out to learn some Livecode, but instead learned about Zalgo. … and that invisible characters have to go in the ‘maybe when I have some time’ drawer,

Finding invisible/non printable characters in a string

2021-05-10 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi folks, hope everyone is well. Would I be right in thinking if codepoint count > the number of chars in a text string, then it probably contains invisible characters? Or would I need to search through Hex to check? Or something much easier and cleverer that I hadn’t even considered.

Re: Close & remove from memory - Engine hang

2021-05-08 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 8 May 2021, at 12:57 am, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode > wrote: > > > I just wrote about my observations and asked for a recipe. > ... > > If you felt that as "doubt" then i am really sorry. > > No worries! I also apologize if I've misread your message. Now *that’s* how to do it.

Re: Snapshot image density

2021-04-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks Richard. > On 16 Apr 2021, at 4:17 pm, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode > wrote: > > David V Glasgow wrote: > > > Is it right that import snapshot doesn’t offer image density options > > as export snapshot does? > > Is the metadata["density"] settable? > > I haven't used it so I

Snapshot image density

2021-04-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi Livecoders, I have been thinking about offering snapshot image density options on an app which currently only offers (import) snapshot size options. I chose import snapshot script variant because users’ machines may well react badly to an attempt to save an image (security). However,

BPD EUPD

2021-04-08 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Not going to get all professional/technical here, but this condition is *really* tough on those who have it. Think social-emotional roller coaster. It also generates challenges for those who interact with them. What allowances individuals choose to take is a matter of choice, of course.

Re: Star score graphic generator achievable with inks... or...?

2021-04-04 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
ink this would do what you need. >> >> You would need to install the widget in your IDE to use it. >> >> Martin >> >>> On Apr 2, 2021, at 9:14 AM, David V Glasgow via use-livecode >>> wrote: >>> >>> Of course w

Re: Star score graphic generator achievable with inks... or...?

2021-04-02 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Of course what you suggest is a perfect solution. Someone had to mail me off list and explain it using very small words. Cheers David G > On 2 Apr 2021, at 10:08 am, David V Glasgow wrote: > > > >> On 1 Apr 2021, at 6:00 pm, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> Actually I

Re: Star score graphic generator achievable with inks... or...?

2021-04-02 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 1 Apr 2021, at 6:00 pm, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > > Actually I think you would have to set the width of the top group, then set > the left of the top group to the left of the bottom group. Simply changing > the right will move the group I think. Just going off memory. >

Star score graphic generator achievable with inks... or...?

2021-04-01 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi folks, I am thinking about an app to create a 'star score' graphic for any given score/maximum value. I don’t want it to be just integers up to the number of stars, but for one for the stars (if mean score is neither zero or the maximum) to be part golden and part grey. I initially

Re: Resources folder on mac, and the good old days

2021-03-29 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I am following this with interest because, as I have previously lamented, I would like to give away apps to colleagues without the huge, incomprehensible headache of certificates, signing and notarising etc. I want to make absolutely sure that I understand it correctly, that a player app which

Re: [ANN] New Book: Development Oriented Development

2021-03-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Going off at a bit of a tangent, but maybe not entirely OT… I see that Payhip state you can sell software through their platform. Andre, do you do that? or any Livecoders for that matter? If so, how is it going? Cheers David Glasgow > On 16 Mar 2021, at 6:26 pm, Andre Garzia via

Re: Multidimensional array issue

2021-03-09 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Er, I think I have just reached the fourth level of array un-enlightenment. Wait!…. I can see the cyberverse! SCHLOOOppp!-ting! > On 3/8/21 5:36 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: >> Are you testing for empty, or are you testing if there is a value in an >> array variable? If there

Re: Baffling can't create variable message

2021-02-24 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
quot;. You have to use "set the > text" > > set the text of button "search all" to return & fld "custom" & the text of > button "search all" > > > > - > Matthias Rebbe > Life Is Too Short For Boring Code >

Baffling can't create variable message

2021-02-24 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
LiveCoders, I have a pulldown menu button to which I want to append new searches that it does not already contain. I have scripted this in various ways, multiple lines, single line, add parentheses, leave ‘em out, use extra variable/not, in an attempt to isolate what I am doing wrong.

Re: [OT] Poll: What does it mean for 1 rect to be 'within' a certain distance of another rect?

2021-02-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Double [OT], but I just want to say that I have looked at HyperRESEARCH several times over the years, and have been hugely impressed with its features. In fact, it is too feature rich for my needs, but it looks like a really great piece of work. Cheers, David G > On 16 Feb 2021, at 9:43 pm,

Re: [OT] Poll: What does it mean for 1 rect to be 'within' a certain distance of another rect?

2021-02-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
id G > On 16 Feb 2021, at 5:08 pm, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 2/16/2021 6:16 AM, David V Glasgow via use-livecode wrote: >> Being a bear of little brain, I would try placing each rect into a group >> centred on a larger rect, where the margin is d/2, t

Re: [OT] Poll: What does it mean for 1 rect to be 'within' a certain distance of another rect?

2021-02-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Being a bear of little brain, I would try placing each rect into a group centred on a larger rect, where the margin is d/2, then test using intersect. Now, where did I put that hunny? Best wishes David Glasgow ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: LC Roadmap

2021-02-13 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 13 Feb 2021, at 12:37 pm, Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode > wrote: > > I was told last year that HTML5 deployment would see upgrades maybe by > Jan2021 LC 9.7. Hi Sean, I think that kind of aspirational statement, particularly in the world of software development, is the kind of thing

Re: lock screen

2021-01-22 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I once got in an unholy mess with a couple of lock screens which, of their own accord, had sneaked into repeat loops. > On 22 Jan 2021, at 2:24 pm, Craig newman via use-livecode > wrote: > > Something else you might want to to know, though it may only be academic. > > LockScreen commands

Re: Cmi5 eLearning Standard in LiveCode MEETING TODAY AT 1 PM EST

2021-01-19 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I intended to comment on list, because I was impressed with Videolinkwell and thought folks on the list might be interested! I watched the videos and think your app is really cool and worthwhile. There! I did it again! David G > On 19 Jan 2021, at 5:37 pm, Martin Koob wrote: > > Hi List.

Re: Cmi5 eLearning Standard in LiveCode MEETING TODAY AT 1 PM EST

2021-01-18 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
VideoLinkwell looks like a great tool, Martin. I spend a lot of time analysing video recorded police interviews, so I I know what a huge slog it is to document what happens and at which point(s) in a video. Is there a walkthrough of features/tools? Cheers David G > On 18 Jan 2021, at 6:49

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.2 RC-2

2021-01-14 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I paid for the Windows version of SuperCard that was advertised in MacUser for some considerable time in the ?mid 90s. I waited, and waited, and waited…. > On 13 Jan 2021, at 8:00 pm, Michael Kristensen via use-livecode > wrote: > > Richard Gaskin wrote: > >> We've been here before... >>

OT Re: Audioclips overlapping

2021-01-09 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Oh my! I had a minuet generator dongle for my Sinclair Spectrum!! So that’s how it worked! > On 9 Jan 2021, at 3:08 pm, Richmond via use-livecode > wrote: > > Erm . . . not sure about this, but the word 'concatenation' just bubbled > up in my brain. > > But any concatenation would need to

Field ID clash

2021-01-02 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Using 9.6.0 on Mac 10.13.6 I duplicated a field and found a third field responded to the mouseup of the duplicate. It seems the duplication generated a clash of IDs between the duplicate and third field. I could just select and start again, but I was wondering whether there is a safe way to

OT Re: Trying to use the Segmented Control

2020-12-06 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 6 Dec 2020, at 10:16 am, Richmond via use-livecode > wrote: > > I started driving again in the United Arab Emirates on the basis of a Saudi > licence I had got for a bottle > of fake Chanel number 5. I never drive in the UAE. Hit a camel = go to jail. David G

Re: filter

2020-11-20 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Apologies for barging in, but I am confused by regex generally and in this specific example by the function of the terminal ‘+’ If you are only finding one character, why do you need to specify 'at least one' of one char? Cheers David G > On 20 Nov 2020, at 8:44 am, Klaus major-k via

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Oooh! For once I might make a contribution! I had the same issue in a healthcare context. These IT systems vary tremendously between services, are complex and often hard to connect with - either by design, or by lack of interest in supporting other software. I found the best way to get a

Re: The Most Stupid Question Ever?

2020-11-11 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 10 Nov 2020, at 11:14 pm, Craig newman via use-livecode > wrote: > > So then LC knows when the message box is about to be the target, and > therefore acts differently than with any other container. The actual already > executed command "put" is left stranded, unrequited, because the

Getting page counts of PDFs

2020-08-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Livecoders, In my day job, some of my income comes from the number of pages from a number of PDF documents thatI have to read for individual cases. I thought it would be fun and useful to write an LC script that would either count the pages or (even better) get the page count of a folder

Re: Layers in PBrowser

2020-08-13 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 13 Aug 2020, at 4:16 am, Pi Digital via use-livecode > wrote: > > Why do I have the same discussion with you people Hi Sean, There are no ‘you people’, there is only us, including you. I can’t help you with your IDE problem, but I can see that others are trying hard to be helpful,

Re: sorting lines by date

2020-07-12 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks everyone & Curry. I will play with this some more. Looking at the lists I am given, most of the date columns are declared to be UTC. I intended to try to detect other formats in due course, but thought I’d start with the common one. Reminds me of my favourite Jake Peralta line:

Re: sorting lines by date

2020-07-10 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi Tom, That’s what I thought I was doing. From the dictionary… The dateTime keyword recognizes all LiveCode's date and time formats and sorts them in time order, rather than alphabetical or numeric order. Cheers, David G > On 10 Jul 2020, at 11:24 pm, Tom Glod via use-livecode > wrote:

sorting lines by date

2020-07-10 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Livecodeistas, I am working with text files consisting of many thousands of lines, most of which are in the format URL & Tab & Date - but a few don’t have a date. So they look like this ... http://1.lw6.blah/b7f3bd9e6b4d728a0f6d5883ed3a5ce/5326d47f?ss=152 17/03/2014 9:55

Re: slow loading & navigation to card containing large field

2020-07-01 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hmmm. Food for thought both! Loading I just use put URL ("file:" & theFilePath) into tdata I have always assumed that reading as binary is only for data that isn’t text. I’ll try that. If I want to display some or all of the file in a field, do I need to process the data read as a

slow loading & navigation to card containing large field

2020-07-01 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello LCers On Mac 10.13, LC 9.6 In my stack I have a field on one card consisting of imported text, which is typically several thousand of internet searches/file names/URLs. I search for a number of keywords, which are then aggregated, and by navigating to another card, display summary

Fwd: Build problems with 9.6 [mostly fixed]

2020-06-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
elect -s /Applications/Xcode.app >> >> *>>>>>>>Launching X-Code I get an unknown error with a long field of text >> in the console. Want to see it? * >> >> If the previous command does not make any difference, then yes please :) >>

Re: Build problems with 9.6 [mostly fixed]

2020-06-20 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
de.app > > *>>>>>>>Launching X-Code I get an unknown error with a long field of text > in the console. Want to see it? * > > If the previous command does not make any difference, then yes please :) > > Which version of Xcode have you installed BTW? >

Re: Build problems with 9.6

2020-06-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 16 Jun 2020, at 1:11 pm, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode > wrote: > > Sorry about that, I should have mentioned that "/path/to/your/Xcode.app" is > a placeholder for the actual path to your Xcode.app. Oh boy. Feel a bit dumb now! Currently 10.1, downloading 11 now, just in case.

Re: Build problems with 9.6

2020-06-16 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
, > Panos > -- > > On Mon, 15 Jun 2020 at 18:12, David V Glasgow via use-livecode < > use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > >> Hi Panos, >> >> The tools appeared to install, but the error(s) still appear, and the >> standalone isn’t saved. >

Re: Build problems with 9.6

2020-06-15 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
/quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=22740? > > Kind regards, > Panos > -- > > On Mon, 15 Jun 2020 at 14:02, David V Glasgow via use-livecode < > use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > >> Should have said, MacOS 10.13.6 >> >>> On 15 Jun 2020, at

Re: Build problems with 9.6

2020-06-15 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Should have said, MacOS 10.13.6 > On 15 Jun 2020, at 11:20 am, David V Glasgow wrote: > > Hi Folks, > > I have been trying out 9.6 on Mac on a stack developed with 7.1.4. I made > some minor tweaks to the stack and then tried to build a standalone. I > didn’t check change the default build

Build problems with 9.6

2020-06-15 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi Folks, I have been trying out 9.6 on Mac on a stack developed with 7.1.4. I made some minor tweaks to the stack and then tried to build a standalone. I didn’t check change the default build settings. It built for linux, then entered a blizzard of 'stack with the same name is in memory’

Re: Unicode and languages

2020-06-07 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Ha! You beat me to it, Alex. The only extra is that Paul might be able to identify very common but distinct markers to identify the language, and create a simple algorithm. Made me wonder how Google translate does it when it is set to 'detect language’ Cheers, David G > On 6 Jun 2020,

Re: Any electronic document formats offering interactivity?

2020-03-19 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
vity you need such as > clever tooltips, etc.), and build a LC tool to create the elements you want > to place. > > -- Alex. > > P.S. If you need images then this "single page" idea breaks - you might need > to make images be "in the cloud" and require Inter

Any electronic document formats offering interactivity?

2020-03-18 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hi folks, I would like to be able to generate a document from LC consisting of a single page (effectively a copy of a card) which can offer some basic interactivity. I would be pretty happy if users can create a document that would display ‘tooltip-like’ explanatory notes if summary fields

Re: [macOS] Notarization, hardened runtimes, LCB, and executables

2020-02-06 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I have to say that this fills me with despair. I try hard to write serious, useful programs, for fellow professionals, but I am not a developer by trade or training. I have a full time job, which subsidises my time using LC The beauty of LC (and Metacard before it) has always been how

Re: Parent Group of the Target

2020-01-07 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
The wonderful “Owner” is the property you’re after, I think. Hope that is useful. If it is, possibly my first time! Best wishes, David Glasgow > On 7 Jan 2020, at 3:18 pm, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode > wrote: > > I could have sworn we passed way before, but I can't find it

Re: CEF Browser woes! no console.

2019-10-24 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 24 Oct 2019, at 3:49 pm, Tom Glod via use-livecode > wrote: > > crap. sorry ... its http://radio.garden No No No No No! I have WORK to do! ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit

Re: How does OSX tell what app to open when you double click a file?

2019-08-08 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hah! The devil is in the last line. (not to mention that the criteria don’t seem to match what actually happens) > On 8 Aug 2019, at 12:34 pm, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 8/6/2019 10:10 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: >> On 2019-08-06 23:59, Paul Dupuis via

Re: How does OSX tell what app to open when you double click a file?

2019-08-07 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
No idea if this is any help at all, but I run two versions of Apple Pages (I have my reasons… ;-) I have the older version set as the default for all Pages documents, and make exceptions when I need to. Interestingly, MacOS 10.13.6 gets confused sometimes. Even if a document is set to open

Re: Do variable vs field as AppleScript

2019-07-04 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
if it added 20 milliseconds to a process that > takes many tens of minutes (I suspect the speech has to be uttered in real > time) I hardly call that a delay. > > Bob S > > >> On Jul 3, 2019, at 03:28 , David V Glasgow via use-livecode >> wrote: >>

Do variable vs field as AppleScript

2019-07-03 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
I have a script which in the fullness of time will repeatedly (several hundred times) run a list of commands as an Applescript. It will take a fair bit of time to loop through because each iteration involves speech recognition. My question is, will there be any meaningful speed advantage to

Re: teeny tiny answer dialog text on Windows

2019-06-19 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
exists on the MacOS, Windows will attempt > to substitute for a near match, which usually does not end well. > > Bob S > > >> On Jun 19, 2019, at 08:02 , David V Glasgow via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> Hello, folks. >> >> Having returned to w

teeny tiny answer dialog text on Windows

2019-06-19 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello, folks. Having returned to work on an old stack I have found that whereas standalone answer dialogs look fine on Mac, on Windows (10) the text (eg. “Do you really want to quit?”) is so small it is barely legible. (Building on Mac 10.12 and 10.13) I set the font to Arial, so although I

OT Re: repeat with times

2019-05-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
What if Yoda you are? > On 23 May 2019, at 7:57 am, Richmond via use-livecode > wrote: > > If I write: The dog me bit. > > It is wrong: it is not a bug, nor a regression. ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this

Woo License Keys Manager

2019-01-30 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Does anyone use the above for managing keys on their LC apps? If so, are you happy with it? Conversely, anyone recommend any other solutions, whether just license management, or complete ecommece? Cheers, David Glasgow ___ use-livecode mailing

Re: Displaying or identifying emoji

2019-01-24 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
; > On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 4:34 PM David V Glasgow via use-livecode > mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> wrote: > > > > On 23 Jan 2019, at 2:15 pm, Stephen MacLean via use-livecode > > mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> > > wrote: >

Re: Displaying or identifying emoji

2019-01-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
> On 23 Jan 2019, at 2:15 pm, Stephen MacLean via use-livecode > wrote: > > You say you are importing them? From where? A text file or DB? Basically, Stephen, I take what I am given. Could be plain text, Word, HTML , even spreadsheetn- and often I don’t know any intermediate steps

Displaying or identifying emoji

2019-01-23 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello folks, I am working on imported text messages from various sources, and which have been through various (unknown) processes/displays before I get them. Some retain emoji intact, but others render them as an odd series of characters (presumably having been substituted when stored in a

LC Wildcard filter citation source?

2018-12-08 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Hello folks, I am writing an academic paper on an analysis of internet predator messages undertaken using an LC app. A few of the filtered terms I used incorporated wildcards (I avoided regular expressions). I need to reference a published source for the implementation of wildcards within

Re: Numbering lines

2018-10-29 Thread David V Glasgow via use-livecode
Thanks to everyone who helped me on this. Apologies if I misdirected the discussion, but even that was very instructive. My mouth hung open when I saw the cost of updating the progress bar every time through a loop. I guess I have become sloppy about time saving because most operations seem

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