Re: Help: Does anyone use legacy message box behavior?

2017-02-06 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 02/06/2017 07:28 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: I’m in the midst of making the message box redirect work in all engines (https://github.com/livecode/livecode/pull/5156 ) and it would seem that there’s a legacy message box

Re: github clients

2017-02-04 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 02/04/2017 12:22 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: On 02/04/2017 10:53 AM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote: What are you using for accessing git from your desktop besides the github desktop program? git I also should give a shoutout to tig. https://github.com/jonas/tig

Re: github clients

2017-02-04 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 02/04/2017 10:53 AM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote: What are you using for accessing git from your desktop besides the github desktop program? git -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: The default button

2017-02-24 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 02/24/2017 03:13 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: Hi all. I was given to understand that there can only be one default button. I see I am mistaken. I thought that setting the defaultButton of a card unset the default of the button that was the defaultButton prior to that. It seems

Re: WS.Reputation.1 False Positive?

2017-01-19 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 01/19/2017 10:36 AM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote: So it looks like I can’t get round this - has anyone any suggestions? NAV has a well-deserved reputation. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list

OT: javascript graphics fun

2017-02-25 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
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Re: SHA1 cracked .... What are the chances this will be addressed in LC?

2017-02-28 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 02/28/2017 11:05 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: I search for SHA in the dictionary, nada. It's in the dictionary. Maybe you have a filter enabled that's masking it? -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list

Apple, Developer Certificates, Provisioning Profiles

2017-02-26 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
Required reading. There's a lot to read here, and for once, the comments (also written by AgileBits devs) are at least as informative as the original message. https://blog.agilebits.com/2017/02/21/certificates-provisioning-profiles-and-expiration-dates-the-perfect-storm/ -- Mark Wieder

Re: Array Properties in a Standalone

2017-01-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 01/11/2017 04:30 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: I read in the dictionary: If you place the constant statement in a handler, you can use the constant anywhere in the handler. If you place the constant statement in a script outside any handler, you can use the constant anywhere in

Re: Array Properties in a Standalone

2017-01-10 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 01/10/2017 08:04 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: I can’t give you any solid leads here but I think the idea that custom property sets don’t work in a standalone is a red herring. I’d start by finding the bit of code that sets the custom property set and wrap the whole handler in

Re: Changes to use-livecode list.

2017-01-06 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 01/06/2017 04:29 AM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote: Unless there a real advantage that I can't think of, or a need, for this change, could I please plead with Heather to reverse that particular change. I believe the change that Heather (et al?) made to the MailMan configuration is

Re: 'effective' discovery

2017-03-21 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/21/2017 10:04 AM, Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode wrote: On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 7:42 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: I wonder if it is settable. That would seem to be *deeply* undesirable. The point of an "effective" property is that it can

Re: just some cool stuff

2017-03-27 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/27/2017 06:17 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: My spam filter must have caught it because I have no idea what any of you are talking about. Bob S Same. Sonic.net did alert me that there were four messages in my spam filter, but their SpamAssassin did its job, and the emails

OT: SpamAssassin settings

2017-03-27 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/27/2017 09:25 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: It was one of those no-salutation, no-message, no-signature emails containing nothing but a link. My spam assassin let all four through but I have it set to a fairly liberal level. What's yours set to? Maybe I should change mine.

Re: shell("netstat -i") has getting slow on MacOS10.x

2017-03-30 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/30/2017 11:01 AM, Mike Bonner via use-livecode wrote: If you call it with no arguments, doesn't it list them all? I'll have to get my mac running again so I can test this stuff. Yes it does - that's the default. Tiemo - just use "ifconfig" by itself... no interface specifier. That will

Re: AW: shell("netstat -i") has getting slow on MacOS10.x

2017-03-30 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/30/2017 05:40 AM, Tiemo Hollmann TB via use-livecode wrote: Hi Marc, I need the MAC addresses from all network adapters. How can you narrow the scope of this request? Why not use ifconfig instead? Instantaneous results. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: [ANN] tinyDictionary

2017-03-22 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/22/2017 07:37 AM, BNig via use-livecode wrote: I uploaded a compact version of the dictionaries for LC 8.1 and up to Livecodeshare Very nice. Thanks. Works well for me on linux. What means "unable to create preferences folder"? -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: [ANN] tinyDictionary

2017-03-22 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/22/2017 12:46 PM, BNig via use-livecode wrote: Hi Mark, tinyDictionary tries on preopenCard -> loadPreferences to find via put specialFolderPath("support") into tFolderSupport an "application support" folder and there a "LcTinyDict" folder where it tries to create a txt file

Re: Line numbers for soft-wrapped styled text?

2017-03-25 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/25/2017 08:36 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: I have an app that allows the user to write styled text, in which any portion of that text may have a variety of styles and sizes, and may be long enough to soft-wrap. I'd like to add a line-number field next to it, but I haven't

Re: Line numbers for soft-wrapped styled text?

2017-03-25 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/25/2017 04:00 PM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote: Never done it, but I had a quick play Hmmm... nice approach. And clever use of spacebelow. If you have a way of determining which line(s) are being changed, then you could run this only from that line onward to save some time

Re: Problem with converting time

2017-03-17 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/17/2017 05:46 AM, Michael Doub via use-livecode wrote: time = 1489755600 Mac: dateitems = 2017,3,17,9,0,0,6 server: dateitems = 2017,3,17,12,0,0,6 Code: get time convertit to dateitems I don't understand how the local time comes into play when converting a constant number of

Re: Linux 32bit?

2017-03-17 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/17/2017 01:24 PM, Phil Thane via use-livecode wrote: Hi, Just downloaded the open source version for Linux, but it comes as x64 only. For some reason I've never figured my old PC doesn't like 64bit distros, the graphics driver just doesn't work and after much messing I decided it was

Re: Problem with converting time

2017-03-17 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/17/2017 01:20 PM, Michael Doub via use-livecode wrote: Sorry guys, I must not have been clear in my statement of the problem. Here is the code: put 1489755600 into tVar convert tVar into dateitems -- on the mac tVar contains 2017,3,17,9,0,0,6 -- on the server tVar contains

Re: Problem with converting time

2017-03-17 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/17/2017 03:52 PM, Michael Doub via use-livecode wrote: Sorry Mark and Richard. Here is the real code snipit that includes a hack that seems to work: getaData[x]["time"] if not(theenvironmentisamongtheitems"development,standalone application") then subtract(4*60*60) fromit end if

Re: Linux 32bit?

2017-03-18 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/18/2017 12:39 PM, Phil Thane via use-livecode wrote: OK, I'm back. When I follow the links I end up here: https://livecode.org/download-after-sign-up/ Ah. Yeah. That website makes FOSS look bad. RR/LC's web presence keeps getting dumbed down. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: Using Right-Click Contextual menu in Linux

2017-04-04 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 04/04/2017 11:46 AM, Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode wrote: Hi All, Could you check in your own Linux setup, if Right-Click contextual menu works fine in LiveCode IDE (version 8.1.3)? Yes. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___

Re: remote debugger on windows

2017-04-04 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 04/04/2017 06:36 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: What socket(s) does the remote debugger use? I'd like to stay out of its way. It begins at 54321 and bumps the port each time accept fails until it finds one. The standalone is then inited with the current port in use by the IDE

Re: remote debugger on windows

2017-04-04 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 04/04/2017 04:49 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: Hmm… the remote debugger uses sockets. What socket(s) does the remote debugger use? I'd like to stay out of its way. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing

Re: Downloads - Immodest Proposal

2017-04-15 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 04/15/2017 03:39 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Here's a start: https://filemaker.livecode.com/ Hmmm... I'd forgotten about that. Any idea what the licensing is like? -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing

Re: [OT] Phishing prevention

2017-04-16 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 04/14/2017 09:04 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: This seems important enough to spread around: Thanks for the alert. The Punycode Alert extension for Chrome also catches these. Or warns you, at any rate.

Re: Working browser widget/linux-flavour combinations?

2017-03-09 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/09/2017 11:55 AM, hh via use-livecode wrote: I would like to test some browser interaction on linux. Please, could someone who works with a LC version that has NO problems with the browser widget tell me this working 32/64 bit LC version - linux flavour combination? Thanks in advance.

Re: Messages sent while mouse is down?

2017-03-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/11/2017 11:43 AM, Mike Bonner via use-livecode wrote: Nah. If you type it wrong twice the error cancels out. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do. --Steven Wright -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing

Re: is LCs answer folder state of the art?

2017-03-13 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/13/2017 03:24 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Mike Bonner wrote: On windows, only folders show. I just checked this by going into Settings in IE on Win 10 and changing the Downloads folder - the dialog MS brings up for that shows only folders. Hmmm. Someone should fix

Re: output the script line of a logging message

2017-03-13 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 03/13/2017 11:26 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: Look at the executionContexts in the dictionary. That should get you going on some ideas. ...and in particular, item 3 of line -1 of the executioncontexts should get you the last line number executed. -- Mark Wieder

Re: Line numbers for soft-wrapped styled text?

2017-04-01 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 04/01/2017 09:42 AM, hh via use-livecode wrote: Alex, please think about posting this. It is certainly valuable for other use cases. Agreed, even though I can't use it for my particular case. (I implemented the brilliant idea of listStyle line numbering in a test version of the glx2

Re: gitter

2017-07-29 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/29/2017 08:38 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: Well Gitter itself is posed as more a technical/open source software dev thing I think. Peter set it up as a more modern form of irc channels where people contributing to the open source project can interact with us and others

gitter

2017-07-29 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/29/2017 01:44 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: P.S. None of us tend to sit on gitter.io - we can only process so many simultaneous inputs - however gitter does send email notifications when someone posts something on there and usually it doesn't take too long for one of us to

Re: Wait, the problem, and why it is important to solve

2017-07-31 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/29/2017 09:23 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: P.S. One other possibility I've toyed with is doing LCS->BYTECODE, then BYTECODE->ASYNCIFIED_JAVASCRIPT. The latter would be particularly easy if targetting browsers which have already implemented the new async JavaScript

Re: Points of Graphic Oval

2017-07-31 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/31/2017 08:34 AM, hh via use-livecode wrote: Bob S. wrote: By strict geometry, an infinite amount. Using Bezier, 4. :-) Just because I am curious which part of your statement is the joke: How do you define "strict geometry"? That would be my seventh-grade math teacher And what is

Re: Points of Graphic Oval

2017-07-31 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/31/2017 07:55 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: By strict geometry, an infinite amount. Using Bezier, 4. :-) Hey, no fair. Using Bezier curves is cheating. But yeah, thus my rather snarky reply which should have had a smiley thing anyway. When I wrote the effective points code

Re: Parsing (scraping) OpenGraph Tags from html HEAD

2017-07-31 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/29/2017 01:16 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode wrote: LOL. I guess Brahmanathaswami's been around these parts long enough by now to have OG status. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: template stacks

2017-07-28 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/28/2017 02:50 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode wrote: Is there a way to edit that menu PERMANENTLY so one can accommodate one's own sizes? not permanently, since this will be gone with every new version of LC. But why not create a plug-in? Nothing easier that that: Create a stack

Re: gitter

2017-07-29 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/29/2017 01:59 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: FWIW I have it on my phone and open on my desktop so I get notifications and respond if I know the answer. Usually it’s “Have you updated submodules?” ;-) Its not just on Gitter that sentence gets uttered a lot - it also occurs

Re: revHTTP

2017-08-01 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/01/2017 03:48 PM, Andre Garzia via use-livecode wrote: Right now we have documentation spread all over the place. There are things in release notes, things in emails, stuff in the dictionary, stuff only on the website, and finding things is quite hard. The navigation is challenging, for

Re: MouseDown sent to button in group, but MouseUp sent to card

2017-08-03 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/03/2017 02:58 PM, Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode wrote: tsk, tsk. Alcohol and math don't mix: don't drink and derive! They do, but then you end up with fuzzy logic. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: Bug 20255 - Simple Loop Labeling

2017-08-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/11/2017 08:50 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: > they aren't likely to happen until someone actually has some 'time' to do the necessary thinking Um. Yes. That would be you. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/11/2017 08:42 AM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote: Is it really worth doing this by changing each of the lines ? Is it not easier, clearer and very likely just as fast, to do: put empty into tNewBreaks repeat for each line tBreak in tBreaks put item 1 of tBreak into tID put the

Re: Forum: Waves of Russian Nonsense

2017-08-14 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/12/2017 02:47 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: Thank you - I'm sure there will be no issue with giving you the relevant privileges. I know Heather has to deal with things like this on a regular basis and having others who are willing to assist can only help. This is getting

Re: Bug 20255 - Simple Loop Labeling

2017-08-10 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/10/2017 03:00 AM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: I wonder whether a mouse over tooltip would work just as well. Is this something you want to be able to see _all_ the time or just if you get confused about where you are? Hmmm... I think a tooltip could be especially useful for

Re: math, bigly

2017-08-09 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/09/2017 02:36 AM, hh via use-livecode wrote: Mark wrote: but I'm annoyed that the IDE doesn't give me an overflow warning if I try to perform an operation on a number that's bigger than 0x. Instead, it just happily trims it down to an unsigned integer and proceeds to give me a

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-10 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/10/2017 10:56 AM, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode wrote: Using a break in every case is 95%+ of my switch usage. Also the editor should not do this if there is a case in the immediately preceding non-blank/non-comment line. Doing this and J's suggestion would save me lots of typing.

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-10 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/10/2017 10:38 AM, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode wrote: To make this even more flexible: repeat for each line tLine in tLines with [counter] tIndex [start] [{1}|x] [step] [{1}|y] end repeat I would change the syntax slightly: repeat for each line tLine in tLines [using tIndex [start

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/11/2017 02:46 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: I guess we could have more explicit syntax here which might be more flexible too repeat for each element tElement and key tKey in tArray ordered numeric ascending I must be channeling Mark Waddingham here... I'm worried that the

Re: Speed of control lookup (Was Re: Parent of Target)

2017-08-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/11/2017 02:58 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: Hmm… Would it be a good idea to create a new ID form with the bare minimum to identify an object. UUID -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: [OT] Draconian computer company policies, was: Mobile LC Apps Downloading Stacks After installation

2017-08-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/11/2017 01:44 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: At the risk of starting a platform war. No platform war on my part. I hate operating systems. Linux comes closest to what I want because I can configure it, it (mostly) doesn't keep dumbing down the interface and (mostly)

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/11/2017 02:59 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote: That is not easier to read. Heh. Mike beat me to it. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe,

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/11/2017 03:21 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: Ha… I hadn’t considered that you might want the elements sorted instead of the keys but of course you might… well I’m not sure I just know I’d really like to have a way to iterate sorted keys and elements… I'm not trying by any

Re: [OT] HyperCard preservation society

2017-08-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/11/2017 08:00 AM, Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode wrote: This is fabulous: http://blog.archive.org/2017/08/11/hypercard-on-the-archive-celebrating-30-years-of-hypercard/ LOL... "PRINT PEEL & STICK VHS LABELS" srsly, though... happy 30th, HyperCard. -- Mark Wieder

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/11/2017 02:24 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: Not quite on topic for the thread, but this interested in me in terms of - what are the use cases? Somewhat similar to Ralph's use cases, this paradigm comes up quite often in my code. Probably the most common case is where I

Re: Bug 20255 - Simple Loop Labeling

2017-08-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/11/2017 02:51 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: Naming loops in a syntactic way certainly sounds like a useful thing to do: I should point out here that Robert Cailliau has complained about the lack of named loops as one of the main deficiencies of LiveCode for some ten

Re: Speed of control lookup (Was Re: Parent of Target)

2017-08-12 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/12/2017 02:26 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: I'd be happier about introducing a new id if we could solve the multiple mainstack with same name issue too Yes, please. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode

Re: Parent of Target

2017-08-12 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/10/2017 12:10 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Indeed - a very poor example on my part. Also "teh" is not a recognized token. :) Yes, but if we're looking for common code patterns... -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-13 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/12/2017 01:20 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: The q function is handy, but handier still would be to have JavaScript's support for interchangeable single- and double-quotes to allow nesting, e.g.: put 'Hello there, Teddy "Roughrider" Roosevelt!' I realize it's not

Re: String delimiters [WAS Re: common code patterns]

2017-08-14 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/14/2017 03:28 AM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote: While we (i.e. you) are thinking about string delimiters, could we PLEASE have some decent way to do multi-line strings. Yes, please. Whether it's like Python's triple-quote No, please. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-14 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/14/2017 02:35 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: slight 'yak-shave' here with regards constants (http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=19413) - as anything after an initializer is currently treated as a literal, and *not* an expression. ...and not just 19413. This

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-12 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/12/2017 01:20 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: The q function is handy, but handier still would be to have JavaScript's support for interchangeable single- and double-quotes to allow nesting, e.g.: put 'Hello there, Teddy "Roughrider" Roosevelt!'

Re: Bug 20255 - Simple Loop Labeling

2017-08-10 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/10/2017 06:24 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: So we need: 1. an optional way to add such comments (even users that want them might not want them unless they are making spaghetti) 2. automagical maintenance if the comments exist and you change the condition 3. work out whether

Re: Bug 20255 - Simple Loop Labeling

2017-08-10 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/10/2017 06:40 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: On 11 Aug 2017, at 11:38 am, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: I would actually argue against this. For me, the useful part would be end if # some complicated condition Otherwise,

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-10 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/10/2017 06:50 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: A library of common is probably the best description at the moment but the use case is not reusable handlers as we have other means for that. Hmmm... very mysterious. So I take it an array of constants doesn't fit the category.

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-10 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 08/10/2017 01:39 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote: Sorry folks I should have been more specific and said using existing syntax. You know, if you'd post what you're trying to do it might be more possible to stay on target here. For instance, I regularly have to fill an array with

Re: [ANN] Release 8.1.6 RC-1

2017-07-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/11/2017 03:07 PM, Kevin Miller via use-livecode wrote: Is it something perhaps you could get used to? We are working hard to attract new users to the platform. This has come up again and again in user testing. This evening we tested this new handler list on new users for the first time.

OT: FontGate

2017-07-13 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
The authenticity of a deed is in doubt because it’s dated a year before the font it’s typed in was released. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode

Re: Finding errors in a standalone

2017-07-13 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/13/2017 05:19 PM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote: What am I doing wrong ? How do I get actual useful info when something goes wrong ? Well, you already have a license for PowerDebug, which will enable to to debug running standalone apps in the same subnet (include the library

Re: [ANN] Release 9.0.0 DP-8

2017-07-17 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/17/2017 03:41 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: Indeed, bracket completion has to ignore content of strings otherwise you can't write stuff like: put ( ")" & "'" ) & ( "'" ) into tVar Without funky things happening. ...and with good reason. I can't think why I would

Re: [ANN] Release 9.0.0 DP-8

2017-07-17 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/17/2017 05:33 AM, hh via use-livecode wrote: The following compiles ;-) on shouldn'tYouNotAppear? answer "Just for fun: No." end shouldn'tYouNotAppear? I *do* use "?" trailers in the ruby sense for functions that return boolean values. But double negatives? Eek! -- Mark Wieder

Re: [ANN] Release 9.0.0 DP-8

2017-07-17 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/17/2017 03:41 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: On Purpose. '{' is not a valid LCS bracket - so it shouldn't be appear outside of strings. I would find "{}" completion *inside* strings very useful in generating json key:value pairs. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com

Re: Image Metadata Enhancement Request

2017-07-09 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
s/snack/stack/ sheesh -- 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: Image Metadata Enhancement Request

2017-07-09 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/09/2017 12:24 PM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote: Fascinating. That's the code I wrote and released 10 years ago, and now it's found its way onto github without my help. But the fact that it's a script-only snack is rather nice. I made a few tweaks to bring it up to date and

Re: Image Metadata Enhancement Request

2017-07-09 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/09/2017 10:39 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: It is GPLv2 or later *or* undisclosed commercial license. So not generally usable except for in pure GPLv3 LiveCode projects (unless you buy a commercial license for it for your specific use). Urk! Dang lawyers. -- Mark Wieder

Re: Image Metadata Enhancement Request

2017-07-09 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/09/2017 04:22 AM, JB via use-livecode wrote: I did a web search and found this info. Exiv2 is a C++ library and a command line utility to manage image metadata. It provides fast and easy read and write access to the Exif, IPTC and XMP metadata of images in various formats. Exiv2 is

Re: Biased testing and micro-coaching

2017-07-07 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/07/2017 05:50 PM, Jonathan Lynch via use-livecode wrote: The way my brain works, I am decent at figuring out clever solutions, but terrible at realizing what others will find intuitive. Heh. You're not alone there. There's a truism that you can't test your own software - you're way to

Re: Biased testing and micro-coaching

2017-07-07 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/07/2017 05:07 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode wrote: That's it. Everything else I'm about to tell you is just commentary." Great background story. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: Mysterious new MetaCard file

2017-07-08 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/08/2017 10:49 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: The backgroundInformation still does not explain where or who this new file comes from. Well, yes. It does. rdba...@sbcglobal.net is the new moderator of the MC group. Only the moderator(s) can post files in the group. Or, for

Re: Mysterious new MetaCard file

2017-07-08 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/08/2017 10:39 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: I have just received a note that a new file has been uploaded to the MetaCard Yahoo group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MC_IDE/conversations/messages from an email address rdbar...@sbcglobal.net This purports to be a

Re: Mysterious new MetaCard file

2017-07-08 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/08/2017 11:51 AM, Mark Schonewille via use-livecode wrote: I got it running in 5 minutes. The guy who uploaded it says he has removed all references to passwords. I have no idea why this was a problem for him, but it is nice that he returned the modified files as required by the oss

Re: Division by Zero Error

2017-07-08 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/08/2017 08:26 AM, Roger Guay via use-livecode wrote: I am using the try/catch method you mention, but it doesn’t seem to work reliably. That's a bit disturbing. Can you post your code? -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode

Re: Google Static Maps Demo Available

2017-07-07 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/06/2017 10:33 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode wrote: Mark: Yes, you’ve done it all. Cool. It's working as expected then. It was intended just to demo the display of a Google Static Map and show how to get the corners of the image so the lat/lon of the mouse position could be

Re: Biased testing and micro-coaching

2017-07-07 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/07/2017 07:29 AM, prothero--- via use-livecode wrote: Actually watching users is invaluable. Absolutely. And try to resist the urge to help them along. And take notes about where they hesitate or stumble. As a QA engineer, I find that when I'm faced with a new application I have about

Re: Set the tooltip of a datagrid

2017-07-11 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/11/2017 06:11 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: That is half the battle, but the trick is how to detect I am hovering over a datagrid element in the first place. It's a tooltip. You shouldn't have to do anything special. Here's how I set the tooltip of widgets in the PowerTools

Re: Set the tooltip of a datagrid

2017-07-12 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/12/2017 10:47 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: Okay now my problem is that now the line "show the toolTip of tTarget" generates an error, but it doesn't say WHAT the error is. If I use a try catch and get the error I get this: 69,112,12,1. sitename: Integrated Office Technologies

Re: Finding errors in a standalone

2017-07-14 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/14/2017 07:34 AM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote: Clicking on the "?" icon just gives me an error message "There was an error executing a script in stack About Powerdebug. No more information is available because the stack is password protected." That's bizarre - it's

Re: "Silly" fun for the weekend

2017-07-14 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/14/2017 06:53 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode wrote: Monument Valley just released their latest. But not for Android yet. ...damn you, Apple... -- Mark Wieder ahsoftw...@gmail.com ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: postgres table query not getting all names

2017-07-14 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/14/2017 03:48 PM, Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode wrote: Sometime ago, I wrote my own getTableNames() because revDatabaseTableNames() would consistently fail to find them all. Now, it to is filing. It is, in essence, *put* "SELECT table_name FROM information_schema.tables ;" \ & cr into

Re: intersect . . . invisible images

2017-07-15 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/15/2017 09:24 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: It errored with "can't find object" and crashed my dryer. :-( that's because there's no a 'catch' clause. try open dryer get socks catch missingSock put missingSock into dryer finally close dryer end try -- Jacqueline

Re: Help Testing Small Script Editor Enhancement

2017-07-16 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/16/2017 01:33 PM, Bob Hall via use-livecode wrote: The control-tab “fix” I’m proposing will only effect MacOS users and I would not expect Linux or Windows users to be effected at all by the MacOS control-tab. If you are on Linux/Windows it should not matter whether the Script Editor

Re: Help Testing Small Script Editor Enhancement

2017-07-16 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/16/2017 12:37 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: This is going to totally screw up a macro I've been using for 15+ years. I know I'm a voice in the wilderness but if this gets officially implemented I hope there's an option to turn it off, or supply your own key combination. I

Re: Help Testing Small Script Editor Enhancement

2017-07-16 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/16/2017 08:47 AM, Bob Hall via use-livecode wrote: I’m looking for testing help. The work I did is for MacOS but I would love Linux and Windows users to also try out the changes looking for side effects. I don’t have the resources to perform adequate testing of the changes and need a

Re: intersect . . . invisible images

2017-07-16 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/16/2017 05:41 PM, Jeff Reynolds via use-livecode wrote: I think it's not quark and dryer spins that take away those lost locks but an intersection of this universe with another existing in the same space but different dimensions. And if the infinite number of universes theory is true

Re: Help Testing Small Script Editor Enhancement

2017-07-16 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/16/2017 03:50 PM, Bob Hall via use-livecode wrote: On Jul 16, 2017, at 6:01 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: Well, as I noted, it *does* affect linux, but not in a bad way. Control-tab continues to iterate through the tabs as long as the

Re: "Silly" fun for the weekend

2017-07-15 Thread Mark Wieder via use-livecode
On 07/14/2017 11:01 PM, Scott Rossi via use-livecode wrote: Mark, Monument Valley isn’t Apple, it's Ustwo Games. Blame them :-) Scott- yeah, I get that. But the fact is that Apple managed to get UsTwo to give them an exclusive so they could announce the new game with the new iStuff

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