Re: HTML5 deployment: progress comes into sight

2017-06-01 Thread Roland Huettmann via use-livecode
im, but I don't think there is a universal way to do that, > just because some things in JavaScript, like rendering an image or using a > webworker, are inherently asynchronous. > > Sent from my iPhone > > > On May 31, 2017, at 12:36 PM, Roland Huettmann via use-livecod

Re: HTML5 deployment: progress comes into sight

2017-05-31 Thread Roland Huettmann via use-livecode
@BR wrote: ... "What's very difficult, as you write in detail, are "callbacks" for _synchronous_communication..." Callback functions? In my mind, a "callback" is always asynchronous -? Let us say in Javascript - passing the function name and parameters of Javascript through LCS/LCB and then

Re: Writing Extensions

2017-05-18 Thread Roland Huettmann via use-livecode
I am following this discussion about extensions with great interest. Still, partially it goes over my head and as a simple LCS scripter, I sometimes feel a bit lost. As I read from different beginners sources, the best is always to know C and C++ as the "mothers" of languages to then being able

LiveCode.org

2017-05-01 Thread Roland Huettmann via use-livecode
Referencing: Community Coding Standards, Naming Conventions, Best Practice Richard Gaskin wrote:"These are good questions"... put "Thank you, Richard" into myArrayKey ["private"] put "It seems Richard is spending all his days and nights here in the mailing lists and forums. There must be

Community Coding Standards, Naming Conventions, Best Practice in LiveCode Script for community contribution work

2017-04-27 Thread Roland Huettmann via use-livecode
I am referring to the note from Richard and to our discussion about Contribution From The Community - expanding the developer base to "hundreds and thousands of users" -- even if only 10 will remain?. Richard wrote: > At the bottom of the "Contributing" page for the LC code base there are > links

Make numberFormat even better

2017-04-26 Thread Roland Huettmann via use-livecode
Thank you, Richard, Curry, Mark... It is a very nice approach that Curry already realized: and it is available: http://curryk.com/ck-num-format.pngn better But what I do not yet understand is how to make a joint effort with hundreds of developers ))) available to ALL of us in practical terms --

Make numberFormat even better AND Cognitive Load

2017-04-25 Thread Roland Huettmann via use-livecode
With reference to the past suggestions, and the last one from Richard Gaskin: "Even if the core team were in a position to drop other priorities to add formatting to fields, they couldn't do it any faster than a scripter who has the advantage of doing it in LiveCode itself." I have been thinking

Maje numberFormst even better

2017-04-25 Thread Roland Huettmann via use-livecode
Very interesting discussion. Many thanks to all for deeper insight! Here is a link for Excel cell formatting: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/264372/how-to-control-and-understand-settings-in-the-format-cells-dialog-box-in-excel Millions of users know this formatting style. Why reinvent

Subject: Re: Don't amputate numberformat

2017-04-24 Thread Roland Huettmann via use-livecode
Mike Kerner: "Well, that would be a nice thing to have in a field widget, but I run into formatting issues with databases, as well, especially when sorting." I am using all kinds of formatting functions with databases. There is always this overhead which could be minimized using a database

Don't ampute numberformat

2017-04-23 Thread Roland Huettmann via use-livecode
I get around with numberformt, format() and own custom functions. But the discussion is interesting nevertheless, even when repeating. But it would be better to have consistent support throughout the IDE with one preferred method covering also international formatting edge cases. What I really