Stacks and substacks of a filename
matt.denton at limelight.com.au
Tue Aug 13 17:35:03 EDT 2002
Dear Ken and Richard
Thank you both for your kind help, I'm not sure what weird planet I was
on last night, I did try a similar construct but got an error. Many
thanks for your kind help on something that is so simple and trivial --
I knew it would be!
> I know this sounds too easy, but since you can say:
> answer the mainStack of stack "/mydisk/revdocs/thisStack.rev"
> answer the substacsk of stack "/mydisk/revdocs/thisStack.rev"
> No. Any time any process needs information stored in a file, it will
> to open the file to read it. With stack files in Rev, this will cause
> it to
> be read into RAM. Setting the destryStack property to true should help
> minimize its presence in RAM when it's not needed. Sad term,
> "destroyStack": while it means what it does in C++, for scripters it's
> unnecessarily alarming term; it simply means to destry the copy in RAM
> the stack is closed; the actual stack file is not destroyed.
As you can see from my question "mainstack and substacks of
"/mydisk/revdocs/thisStack.rev"?" in the late night haze I was
neglecting to put stack before the path of the stack... a small but
essential keyword wouldn't you say? How dumb of me. Thanks again, it
is a beautiful morning and the haze has lifted...
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