>Still waiting for a viable successor of Hypercard ...
>(and please don't post links to that company that is
>changing its name every 2 years and claims it
>RealCoder or LifeCoder or however it is called now is
>a Hypercard successor, it is not, it is rubbish)
I assume that you're misrefsrring to the program that came out as MetaCard on the NeXT, was then known as Runtime Revolution, and is now called Livecode.
It's IDE is sometimes misbehaved, but calling it "rubbish" is simply ignorant.
It is indeed far more complicated (and capable) than HyperCard, but is backwards compatible.
It supports a few SuperCard-isms, as well.
There are both open source (well, GPL 3) and commercial versions.
It is not, however, the "just dive in" that HyperCard was, although there is periodic talk about a stripped-down version for that.
I'm using it because It can compile for Mac/Windows/Linux with *very* minimal blocks (I have one on startup to deal with the different basic folders, a couple of lines for the different count in the top line of useable space, and a block to allow ~ on windows).
No, it won't be my choice for the long term, but being able to write once, and then to use that same code base for iOS and Android helper apps, is what seals it. Also, the ability to simply add fields hypercard-style is critical to my generation of new forms.
hawk, who writes a commercial product in it