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QuestionEverything

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DCL - where to start from?
« on: November 14, 2016, 09:14:37 am »
Hello,
I usually work with LISP and now I think its time for me to make a slight transition/collaboration with DCL.
The problem is that I don't know where to start from, just downloaded Open DCL studio and Object DCL editor, but I don't know the difference.

Any advices and recommendations for a lisper who wants to start with DCL ?

roy_043

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Re: DCL - where to start from?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 09:50:09 am »
DCL is not the same as OpenDCL or Object DCL.

DCL can be used without additional software but does have certain limitations. For a tutorial:
http://web2.airmail.net/terrycad/Tutorials/MyDialogs.htm

OpenDCL is free, Object DCL is not. More developers are using OpenDCL.
To start with OpenDCL check out the tutorial and the samples that come with the program.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2016, 10:06:47 am by roy_043 »

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Re: DCL - where to start from?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 12:55:42 pm »
Okay, now I think that I would stick with either DCL or OpenDCL, but some new questions appeared:
Are the used functions the same? I've found the reference for DCL, are the used functions of OpenDCL the same or similair?
Is it achievable "DCL without the DCL file" with OpenDCL ?

The reason I ask is that would try to achieve the second step, but the OpenDCL Studio looks more user-friendly.
Thanks for the tutorials!

roy_043

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Re: DCL - where to start from?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 01:14:11 pm »
DCL and OpenDCL are completely different.
An OpenDCL dialog can be included in the .lsp file. But end-users must have the OpenDCL Runtime installed.

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Re: DCL - where to start from?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 02:04:08 pm »
DCL and OpenDCL are completely different.
An OpenDCL dialog can be included in the .lsp file. But end-users must have the OpenDCL Runtime installed.
Thanks alot for the help, now I'll get started with terycad's tutorials.