Re: devcon 2022 recap

2022-04-28 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/28/22 12:54, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: To clarify: "low code" is just a modern term for what LC's been providing the whole time. "no code" is what Appli does, an adjacent but very different market for those whose needs can be satisfied without the nuance scripting

Re: devcon 2022 recap

2022-04-28 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/28/22 12:02, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote: * The whole low-code piece...meh. It feels like they're chasing another dead end. Oh, I gotta disagree there. Just a different target audience. Maybe not for those of us already in the flock, but I think what's been missing from LiveCode

Re: devcon 2022 recap

2022-04-28 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/28/22 08:39, matthias rebbe via use-livecode wrote: I was so impressed especially by the planned new features of LC that i subscribed right away to the upcoming LC Global 22/23 which starts in May this year. https://livecode.com/global/global2022/

ANN: PowerTools 2.2.0

2022-04-27 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
Hi- It's been some four years since a major new release of PowerTools, and with the 2022 LiveCode conference out of the way for now, I think it's time to release PowerTools 2.2. What's in PowerTools: * Logical separation of tools from objects * Double-click to minimize/restore size *

ANN: PowerDebug 2.3

2022-04-22 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
Hi- It's been some three years since a major new release of PowerDebug, and with the 2022 LiveCode conference right around the corner, I think it's time to release PowerDebug 2.3. NOTE: in order to get responsive speed out of this thing, it's now only backwards-compatible to LiveCode 8.0.

Re: widget properties

2022-04-06 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/6/22 19:04, Neville Smythe via use-livecode wrote: Unfortunately LC doesn’t respond with a “object does not have this property” error message if you query any old reserved property key for a widget. It's actually even worse. The clock widget, for instance: The exported array contains

Re: Widget properties

2022-04-06 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/6/22 16:39, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: > ...there has never been any intention of supporting the properties > for widgets as far as I’m aware... If the company wants widgets to be seen as first-class citizens, a little more conformity with existing object syntax would go a

Re: Flash Talks - 3 slots remaining

2022-04-05 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/5/22 14:28, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode wrote: Go for it. Get a headset and use a tablet. This is cool. Not as cool as a "pancake printer" but cool none the less. Oooo... they had one of those pancake printers set up at the Maker Faire a few years ago. Takes a bit of time, but... fancy

Re: Flash Talks - 3 slots remaining

2022-04-05 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/5/22 14:25, Craig Newman via use-livecode wrote: But much of the underlying power behind each of my machines is based on a small I/O hardware gadget that has no particular relevance to LC per se, apart from a software framework that supports it. The front end is a LC stack, running in

Re: Flash Talks - 3 slots remaining

2022-04-05 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/5/22 10:36, Craig Newman via use-livecode wrote: But I do use LC to control three very different machines in our shop. Would it be of any interest to anyone to see one of these in operation? Add me to the list of interested folks. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: Confirm sort container order...

2022-03-30 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 3/30/22 12:39, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote: Is this "correct"? This is what the dictionary entry is referring to as a "stable sort"? That's correct. Here's something I do to sort the executionContexts: # display grouped by object, then handler, then by line number and depth sort

Re: Thank you

2022-03-30 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 3/30/22 12:16, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: No question is too silly. Gimme some time... I'm sure I can come up with something. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please

Re: Empty Externals folder neccessary to run windows exe successfully?

2022-03-21 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 3/21/22 13:04, matthias rebbe via use-livecode wrote: Hi Panos, in the bug report you link to a pull request which was removed for some reasons. Nice fix. I think *all* pull requests were orphaned when the opensource product was removed. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: Empty Externals folder neccessary to run windows exe successfully?

2022-03-21 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 3/21/22 09:08, panagiotis m via use-livecode wrote: Hello all, There is a bug report about it: https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=20223 From *five years ago*. Status 'awaiting merge' Pull request in 2019 removed from the 9.6.0 milesone and still 'waiting for review' -- Mark

Re: Problems with Filter?

2022-03-12 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 3/12/22 14:21, Rick Harrison via use-livecode wrote: So what did it filter? It’s the same string I started with. Exactly. You want matchtext, not filter. There is a way to finesse this if you really need to use filter: local tSubString, tTarget, tLargeTextString local tResult

Re: Problems with Filter?

2022-03-12 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 3/12/22 12:06, Rick Harrison via use-livecode wrote: Hi Mark, matchText works fine. That doesn’t explain why “filter” doesn’t work though. Yes. It does. Filter won't give you a substring. You can use filter to get the whole line of text, but you'll still have to dig out the substring if

Re: Problems with Filter?

2022-03-12 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 3/12/22 08:43, Rick Harrison via use-livecode wrote: Good Morning! I’m trying to get filter to work with some text and so far no success at all. Given large string: abcdefghijkTHISISMYTEXTTOFINDlmnopqrstuvwxyz I want the text between THIS and FIND which could be anything like ISLJFKKDKLS

Re: Trying to run standalone (headless) on Linux (Ubuntu) - failed at first hurdle

2022-03-10 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 3/10/22 08:26, Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode wrote: Thanks Panos, that gave me the clues I needed to get the other ones as well. Can confirm the app is now running on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. Wow... woke up to a lot of emails this morning. I'm running the latest LC builds on the latest linux

Re: RIP David Boggs

2022-03-01 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 3/1/22 10:45, Stephen Barncard via use-livecode wrote: The NYT claim that I have used up all of my “free views” this month is a LIE. Open it in an incognito browser window then. Anyway, the New York Times is all about Rupert Murdoch now as far as I’m concerned. Not exactly trusted.

Re: RIP David Boggs

2022-03-01 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 3/1/22 10:26, Stephen Barncard via use-livecode wrote: Paywall Opened without a paywall for me. That last quote is a keeper. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.7 RC-1

2022-02-25 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 2/25/22 11:41, panagiotis m via use-livecode wrote: > @Mark Wieder > > Did you manage to activate this version? Finally after enough trial and error, yes. Both linux and osx. I do have a followup question for support though. > PS: > *I'm guessing this didn't get much testing before

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.7 RC-1

2022-02-25 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 2/25/22 10:16, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: Oddly, I was able to download the Pro version but I am not licensed for it. No big deal, but it seems to be a departure from previous experience. I'm guessing this didn't get much testing before release. -- Mark Wieder

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.7 RC-1

2022-02-25 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
Can't activate the license, though. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:

Re: Chart widget and axes which are time values.

2022-02-22 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 2/22/22 18:31, scott--- via use-livecode wrote: Okay, that totally didn’t work… including all the strike-out text. (sigh) Let me just say that I’m really liking the Cart widget, even if I can’t quite getting working for me yet. Yeah. I haven't yet gotten the hang of it, and it crashes my

Re: resetall?

2022-02-22 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 2/22/22 00:52, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: Can you clarify what you mean by the 'socket seems to not be responding'? Sure. Here you go. I'm communicating between a standalone and a stack in the IDE. I've tried this with 9.6.3, 9.6.6, and 10.0.0-rc2 with the same results, so I

Re: resetall?

2022-02-21 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 2/21/22 10:37, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: Put another way - if you have done 'close socket i', then it is then it should be logically impossible for i to be in the openSockets immediately afterwards. Ah. Sorry - after issuing a closeSocket call the socket does *not* appear

Re: resetall?

2022-02-21 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 2/21/22 08:57, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: If you want to brute force close all sockets then I suggest:     repeat for each line i in the openSockets   close socket i     end repeat :) Yeah, that's what I'm doing now since resetall doesn't do anything useful.

resetall?

2022-02-21 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
Before I report this one... I thought resetall was supposed to close open sockets. There's even a warning in the docs about it being a brute force close. But it doesn't seem to do anything useful. Am I missing something? -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: Install LC on Chromebook

2022-02-17 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 2/17/22 13:52, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: Now I can't uninstall it. The tutorial says to use "sudo apt-get remove There's a tutorial? So, Linux gurus, what command do I use to get back the space that LC is using? Heh. You installed for just you? In that case cd

Re: Install LC on Chromebook

2022-02-17 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 2/17/22 10:35, Stamatis Kapetanakis via use-livecode wrote: I haven’t installed LC on chrombook. But I did install XOJO. Only it turns out you can’t run XOJO in ChromeOS’ Linux because of missing dependencies and you don’t have access to install. The solution up to dual-boot in GalliumOS

Re: Install LC on Chromebook

2022-02-16 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 2/16/22 21:40, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: Has anyone installed LC on a Chromebook? I've got the Linux partition set up and I've found instructions on how to download Linux apps via terminal but nothing about doing it with installers. I downloaded and tried both the 64 and 32 bit

Re: OT: Wordle

2022-01-17 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 1/17/22 11:40 AM, Ali Lloyd via use-livecode wrote: I've just checked the list with definitions and it does appear that it is valid in CSW19 as a past participle / adjective although it seems not to have full verb privileges (the gerund is not allowed, apparently) Or rather an adjective

Re: [OT] Converting to LiveCode from VAX VMS

2022-01-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 1/11/22 3:57 PM, Jerry Jensen via use-livecode wrote: And just think of what to do with the extra floor space! ...but I digress... back in the 80s I did a contract writing a c preprocessor for a guy who made a bunch of money off a video game. His accountant said he should buy a house,

Re: Creating a simple menu

2022-01-08 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 1/7/22 7:41 PM, David Squance via use-livecode wrote: However, if I create a button, menu is not an option in the list of styles. And what do the “menu controls” in the tools palette look like? I’m sure I’m missing something pretty basic, but I am definitely missing it. I guess I can copy

Re: Sorting cards problem solved

2022-01-03 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 1/3/22 9:30 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: Right, Zweibelwähe should be last, and other Parsley recipes are in the Ps inside the Vegetable category. Just not this one. If I sort by Category (after adding the two fields to the first two cards as Alex suggested) I see the

Re: ANN: BoggleSolver now on sample stacks

2022-01-03 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 1/2/22 10:03 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: A decade ago I found this board on the net somewhere, it claims to have a possible 3271 points (didn't say how many words.) Good luck: ...there goes my Monday... -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: Sorting cards problem solved

2022-01-03 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 1/2/22 9:41 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: And...the client is pleased but noticed it all sorts very nicely except for the last card, which is in the correct category but out of alphabetical order. Anyone care to figure out why?    - sort by title -- okay    - sort by

Re: New user

2021-12-28 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 12/24/21 1:08 PM, Pi Digital via use-livecode wrote: My son and I have been working on a physical Train Sim World controller which is basically the whole dashboard from a Class 365. It uses an Arduino board and a digital serial shunt to pick up all the buttons, switches and sliders and

Re: Communication with future you with a message board

2021-12-22 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 12/22/21 12:47 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: On 12/22/21 11:40 AM, Martin Koob via use-livecode wrote: So I am curious — am I the only one whose mind is going or have others run this mental recursive documentation loop? Yes, more than once. The only comforting thing is that

Re: Livecode Server on Synology NAS with Intel cpu

2021-12-22 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 12/21/21 2:54 PM, matthias rebbe via use-livecode wrote: Hi, is there someone on the list who is using Livecode Server on a Synology NAS with Intel cpu? If so, did you manage to get it working also with the webserver or only from command line? Today i installed Livecode Server on my

Re: What Do I Need To Do To Make Links Active

2021-11-29 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 11/29/21 5:17 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode wrote: # these do not work, where as a file Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, EULA Do you really have a space before "privacy"? -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___

Re: Android: Play App Signing

2021-11-17 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 11/17/21 4:41 AM, Heather Laine via use-livecode wrote: Yes unfortunately that is correct, there is no way to delete this. Its out there. You probably should change your signing key... "probably" Heh. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___

Re: Script Editor Disassociation Bug - Seen it lately?

2021-11-04 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 11/4/21 4:18 AM, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode wrote: I'm checking up on the Script Editor Disassociation Bug, described in this thread: By way of not adding any more data points to your survey (sorry), I can

Re: Count Up Timer?

2021-11-02 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 11/2/21 8:48 AM, Craig Newman via use-livecode wrote: Mark. “... unless the person was born after 1 January 1970." Check out the thread “When was the big bang?” on the forum: https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=9=26619=138530=big+bang#p138530 LOL. "one bit for (the) apple." --

Re: Count Up Timer?

2021-11-02 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 11/2/21 7:33 AM, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode wrote: A forum is handy for searches, so a nice place to visit now and then. But I wouldn't want to live there! :D Heh. My thoughts as well. > It would take a lot of work to reformat the OP’s code example > into something workable in

Re: OT: Facebook -> Meta (Damaged Infinity!)

2021-10-30 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 10/29/21 2:17 PM, doc hawk via use-livecode wrote: They had to use “Meta”, as “Satan” was already taken . . . From a Boingboing user comment... META: Making Evil Totally Acceptable -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing

Re: [ANN] bnGuides has been updated

2021-10-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 10/11/21 3:38 PM, Niggemann, Bernd via use-livecode wrote: if the tool <> "pointer tool" then exit revSelectedObjectChanged end if Wouldn't that still be a problem if something else (e.g. the Project Browser) selects an object? -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: Previous request not completed

2021-10-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 10/10/21 10:00 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: I'm sure it's coming from libURL. TSNet adds functionality to libURL and they work together. As I understand it, you can't use TSNet alone, it needs libURL. https://www.mail-archive.com/use-livecode@lists.runrev.com/msg85062.html

Re: [ANN] bnGuides has been updated

2021-10-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 10/11/21 10:56 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: Livecode.com resources is not working. I cannot download this using that site. Clicking on anything after searching for it just reloads the page. http://livecodeshare.runrev.com/stack/918/BnGuides -- Mark Wieder

Re: Stack with the same name loop

2021-10-08 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 10/8/21 8:24 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: Where did you find this script? I am pondering adding this to my "scripts to replace when I download a new version" list. It's in revbackscriptlibrary.livecodescript. Here's an improved version that avoids that double cancel. on

Re: Stack with the same name loop

2021-10-07 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 10/7/21 12:54 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Though related to the duplicate stack name issue, the core underlying cause is a separate item logged here: https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=18793 Note that you can use the property inspector to change the name of a

Re: Stack with the same name loop

2021-10-07 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 10/7/21 1:08 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: How about a fourth option to rename the stack in memory and continue? ...replying to myself... I fixed reloadStack to allow a rename and be a little less scary. I just edited the livecodescript file on disk and it so far seems to work

Re: Stack with the same name loop

2021-10-07 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 10/7/21 6:40 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: The correct behavior of that dialog is precisely what you would expect from the button names:   1) Cancel - the loading of the new stack does not happen.   2) Purge - the existing stack of the same name is removed from memory

Re: Stack with the same name loop

2021-10-07 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 10/7/21 10:38 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: For me, the confusion would be resolved if the Save button was renamed to "Save and Purge". I was never quite sure what that button saved, though in retrospect it's pretty obvious. How about a fourth option to rename the stack in

Re: Stack with the same name loop

2021-10-06 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 10/6/21 1:22 PM, Eraklis Pittas via use-livecode wrote: I just put up with it and kill LC - I don't think we will ever have a definitive answer or fix (prove me wrong please!) . As I say they don't seem to eat their own Dog Food otherwise this would have been sorted years ago. That's what

Re: Sample stacks / revOnline [was: Re: Suggestion: Non-Appbuilding Community Edition]

2021-10-03 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 9/30/21 7:02 AM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote:  - a "require" or "include" mechanism for dependencies in libraries LOL. That request is now some 17 years old. https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1712 -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: LiveCode Community - anyone up for maintaining the community edition?

2021-09-22 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 9/9/21 7:18 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: > We (LiveCode Ltd.) cannot take any code changes you make to your project's version of the LiveCode source-code and use them in our commercial code as (by default) it will be GPLv3 licensed, and the copyright of that will be held

Re: IDE line number doesn't update

2021-09-22 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 9/22/21 10:48 AM, Pi Digital via use-livecode wrote: It is our anniversary and will be going away for a number and of days Congrats on that. Have fun. My advice: don't bring a computer with you. Stay unplugged. Anyway, it's been a while since I've had to use the builtin script editor

Re: export a stack and recreate it it by script

2021-09-15 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 9/15/21 3:29 AM, Malte Pfaff-Brill via use-livecode wrote: Hi, I have been lurking for a while and do not really write code anymore. However, I am in a situation, where I need to maintain a very old project, that consists of a large(ish) collection of stacks that is crashing frequently

Re: LiveCode 10 - what are your thoughts on the new features?

2021-09-09 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 9/9/21 8:53 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: The former. Yay. Thanks. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your

Re: LiveCode 10 - what are your thoughts on the new features?

2021-09-09 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 9/8/21 10:40 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:   put [1, 2, 3] into tVar2 is equivalent to:   put 1 into tVar2[1]   put 2 into tVar2[2]   put 3 into tVar2[3] That's still ambiguous, though. Is put [4, 5, 6] into tVar2 equivalent to put 4 into tVar2[1] put 5 into

Re: LiveCode 10 - what are your thoughts on the new features?

2021-09-08 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 9/8/21 4:37 PM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote: I think that    put [4, 5, 7] into tV is actually equivalent to    put 4 into tV[1]    put 5 into tV[2]    put 7 into tV[3] But I'm happy to wait and try it out in the DP. I would certainly be happier if that turns out to be the

Re: LiveCode 10 - what are your thoughts on the new features?

2021-09-08 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 9/8/21 3:03 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: This actually touches on the arbitrary nature of language. A word only means something because all the parties who want to use that word, agree (whether or not they think they do) that this word will mean this thing. If over time, a

Re: LiveCode 10 - what are your thoughts on the new features?

2021-09-08 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 9/8/21 1:20 PM, Brian Milby via use-livecode wrote: Ah, the problem with calling things “facts” where the data isn’t actually knowable. The number of hairs on my head is a fact but not one that can be accurately known. Kind of like the number of people who watched the Super Bowl. In

Re: Put URL command

2021-09-02 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 9/2/21 5:00 PM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote: put URL ("binfile:" & sourceURL) into URL ("binfile:" & destinationURL) I always use parentheses when specifying URLs. It doesn't necessarily keep me out of trouble, but at least then it's trouble of my own making. -- Mark Wieder

Re: Whatever happened to on-rev?

2021-08-24 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 8/20/21 1:52 AM, Heather Laine via use-livecode wrote: You should never be able to access either http://on-rev.com or https of same, this site is no longer used and redirects to livecode.com . Actually, no. It redirects to

Whatever happened to on-rev?

2021-08-19 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
? looks like it bit the dust. http://on-rev.com/ -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:

Re: Annoying double parens, brackets and quotes

2021-08-02 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 8/2/21 8:13 PM, Roger Guay via use-livecode wrote: Could someone please tell me how to turn off the double parens, brackets and quotes in the script editor? IOW when I type ( , I don’t want ( ). In the Edit menu of the script editor, select Options. Then uncheck Bracket Completion. --

Re: Most streamlined method to get data

2021-08-01 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 8/1/21 12:39 PM, Skip Kimpel wrote: So to give you a full sense of the ugliness of the CSV I am working Urk. Any chance of getting the csv delivered to you as tab-separated instead of comma-separated? That would at least take some of the burden away. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: Most streamlined method to get data

2021-07-29 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 7/29/21 9:24 AM, Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode wrote: As grepophile, I'd go for some variation on While I heartily approve of Ben's use of grep, here's another approach using an array. Note that is somewhat specific to your data set, and from the looks of the data my guess is that

Re: How do I get the ID of a database?

2021-07-09 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 7/9/21 4:35 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: Yeah thanks Rick, I know I can store the database id, I was hoping to simply call a function that could tell me what database name the ID belonged to, but apparently that is not a persistent thing. How would you reference the database to

Re: Regular crash: Dictionary (API)

2021-06-21 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 6/21/21 12:30 PM, David Bovill via use-livecode wrote: Anyone point me too an alternative Dictionary  - too many regular crashes using the built in one? TinyDictionary -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: workaround for cut-off text in native scroller?

2021-06-02 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 6/2/21 4:42 AM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote: I can tell you mine - they work for me , but whether they work for you, or anyone else, is a different matter. Thanks for the pointers. 1. NEVER lock message just to handle resizing.   If you need to do that, you're already in a

Re: LC 9.6.2 release change...

2021-06-02 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 6/2/21 9:17 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote: In every rc candidate of 9.6.2 up until the STABLE release version, if I have a command handler in the stack script of my mainstack (called say "prepForBuild") I could open the message box and just type in "prepForBuild" and press return

Re: workaround for cut-off text in native scroller?

2021-06-01 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 6/1/21 3:53 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: If I ever get around to writing an article on resizing strategies I'll keep that in mind.  Helpful to learn about one more xTalk veteran in the same boat. I do ok on resizing routines until it comes to groups. Then I always end up

Re: Implementing UNDO

2021-05-21 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 5/21/21 6:19 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode wrote: OK, something like this, but for graphics, images etc., too. 8-) Some general hints will be OK. Except for TEXT I don't have a clue yet. Maybe store "the properties of xyz" and re-apply them when the user hits CMD-Z? I've got an undo

Re: Stacks not removed from memory?

2021-05-14 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 5/14/21 10:05 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Is this to avoid stack name conflicts, or is there some other reason to use this feature? Because if it's just the stack name conflict thang, I'd rather we solve that at the root by being done with that IDE-imposed limitation that

Re: Close & remove from memory - Engine hang

2021-05-07 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 5/7/21 6:39 PM, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode wrote: More moderate: An LC print bug won't bother people who never print. Being on linux, I'd love to have print bugs. https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=21131 -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: Problems with Multiple Monitors

2021-05-05 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 5/5/21 8:53 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote: I'm afraid I can't help with this. A good while ago, I moved to my own centerWindow command that doesn't use screenLoc, but uses the stack's (window's the screen property 9for the line number of the screenRect the stack is on) and the

Re: LiveCode DataGrid assistance requested

2021-05-04 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 5/4/21 8:26 AM, Brian K. Duck via use-livecode wrote: After adding “Combine array using return,” I can display it as text in a field, but I only get the rows that aren’t array data on their own. So, most of the data is lost. The combine and split commands were written in the dark ages

Re: What exactly does "put" do on Server?

2021-04-20 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/20/21 6:01 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Postman shows a single reply to the client from Apache. strace on the server shows each "put" implemented at the system level as a write to stdout. So it looks to me like Apache buffers writes it receives and sends all of it to the

Re: rant: truewordOffset

2021-04-20 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/20/21 9:12 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: Works fine here too: set the wholeMatches to true put trueWordOffset("BT", "foo btn")   => 0 set the wholeMatches to false put trueWordOffset("BT", "foo btn")   => 2 Warmest Regards, Mark. P.S. Remember wholeMatches is a

Re: rant: truewordOffset

2021-04-20 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/20/21 6:00 AM, Niggemann, Bernd via use-livecode wrote: Mark Wieder wrote You can't just say put truewordOffset("font", tText) into tOffset because it might encounter "fontTable" first. If I set wholematches to true it works for me Unfortunately not here. Even with wholematches true

rant: truewordOffset

2021-04-19 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
I'm also annoyed at truewordOffset. Consider this: you can get an offset in truewords (the number of truewords that occur before the given argument, but you can't get an offset *to* a given trueword. put truewordOffset(tString, tText, tSkip) will give you a value in truewords. And you can

Re: lineOffset wildcard

2021-04-19 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
I'll try benchmarking this against Jacque's suggestion of matchChunk. Filter is normally pretty fast, but I'll have to use the regex version, and I'm not sure what the speed implications will be. Benchmark result averages over 10 runs on a 2700-line script: filter lines of script 2612.6ms

Re: lineOffset wildcard

2021-04-19 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/19/21 1:02 PM, Ken Ray wrote: On Apr 19, 2021, at 1:47 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> wrote: On 4/19/21 11:04 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: I don't think lineoffset supports wildcards, but you could do it with matchChunk

Re: lineOffset wildcard

2021-04-19 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/19/21 3:02 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: IOC I guess I did misunderstand after all. Nah... I should have worded it differently to start with. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: lineOffset wildcard

2021-04-19 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/19/21 12:11 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: Someone needs to update the dictionary then. wholeMatches Syntax set the wholeMatches to {true | false} Summary Specifies whether the lineOffset, wordOffset, and itemOffset functions search only for entire lines, words, or items.

Re: lineOffset wildcard

2021-04-19 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/19/21 11:13 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: Why even embed the function? put "local" & tString & functionName() into tSearchString set wholeMatches to true put lineOffset(tSearchString) into tLine Or am I misunderstanding the problem (again)? :-) Been there. the wholematches

Re: lineOffset wildcard

2021-04-19 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/19/21 11:04 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: I don't think lineoffset supports wildcards, but you could do it with matchChunk. Ah! matchChunk and the the number of lines of... etc... That should do it. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

lineOffset wildcard

2021-04-19 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
I'm sure I'm missing something simple here but... I need to use a wildcard in the lineOffset function but I can't seem to find the correct invocation. put lineoffset("local*", tScript) into tPos always returns zero put lineoffset(tFunctionName, tScript) into tPos of course returns a line

Re: Positioning object in a loclocked group

2021-04-15 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/15/21 8:16 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode wrote: Then the button stays however in the topleft corner of the group. Even moving the button some pixels to right or down does not work. Why, oh, why? :-) Thanks for any insight! Is it any different if you lock messages? -- Mark Wieder

Re: Offtopic: Can anybody create a small DLL for me?

2021-04-13 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On linux it's very easy sudo arp-scan -l will give you a nice sorted list. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription

Re: On the dangers of automated refactoring

2021-04-13 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/13/21 9:48 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Andre Garzia wrote: > What I didn’t realise was that there was variable shadowing happening > in which handler arguments were named with the same name as script- > local variables, my smart replacing removed those arguments because

Re: On the dangers of automated refactoring

2021-04-13 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/13/21 8:37 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote: I find revRefactor (which adds a Refactoring sub-menu under the Edit menu of the IDE Script Editor) to be a tool that I personally would like to see better integrated into the IDE. Paul - thanks for the kind words there. I took most of

Re: On the dangers of automated refactoring

2021-04-13 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/13/21 3:05 AM, Andre Garzia via use-livecode wrote: What I didn’t realise was that there was variable shadowing happening in which handler arguments were named with the same name as script-local variables Ouch. Don't do that. I end up spending most of my coding life refactoring

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.2 RC-4

2021-04-13 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/13/21 4:48 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: No - its either running as a 32-bit app (if you have installed the 32-bit version of LC) or as a 64-bit app (if you have installed the 64-bit version of LC) - there's no emulation going on - the difference is the processor mode the

Re: Intermittent typing delay in script editor.

2021-04-08 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/8/21 9:52 AM, thompsonmichael--- via use-livecode wrote: LC normally works lightning fast on this setup but over the last couple of years I would occasionally experience a sudden slow down in the script editor for no apparent reason. (Delays of seconds sometimes between typing and the type

Re: Checking the Milliseconds

2021-04-07 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/7/21 9:38 PM, Tom Glod via use-livecode wrote: I hear you Sean ..it is pretty interesting These are like gritty details about the engine, and I love learning them. I did not expect less than a microsecond / operation, thats for sure. There are a few other operations I would like to

Re: "tsnet (1) Received HTTP/0.9 when not allowed"?

2021-04-04 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 4/4/21 4:36 AM, Andre Garzia via use-livecode wrote: Are you using the time travel external? HTTP/0.9 has been historical for a long while... Nonetheless, I believe 0.9 is still the lowest common denominator fallback mode when the actual level can't otherwise be determined. -- Mark

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