Fw: Re[7]: groups and background

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Sat Dec 28 14:18:00 EST 2002


One more thing... if MC/Rev had called this property "sharedContents" rather
than "backgroundBehavior" I think it could have cleared up a lot of the
confusion...

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Ray" <kray at sonsothunder.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2002 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: Re[7]: groups and background


> > What word would you suggest for "a group or background whose
> > backgroundBehavior is true".  Are we to use that long phrase?
>
> I've always used the term "shared groups".
>
> > What word would you suggest for "a group whether referenced as a group
> > or as a background"?
>
> A "group". Keep in mind that the whole concept of "a background" is only
> there for HyperCard compatibility. The object type is "group", regardless
of
> what its properties are. So you need to think of it as "groups" that are
> either shared with other cards, or not. This is like the "sharedText"
> property of a field or the "sharedHilite" of a button; just because it is
> sharing a property is no reason to call it by some other name than its
given
> object type.
>
> Just my $0.02 that has kept me sane over the years...
>
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software
> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
>




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