Groups and backgrounds (and psychopathology!)

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 31 02:08:01 EST 2002


--- DVGlasgow at aol.com wrote:
> 
> In a message dated 29/12/02 10:21:53 PM, 
> use-revolution-request at lists.runrev.com writes:
> 
> << Schizophrenia is a disease, DID is not. Just
> thought
> 
> I'd clear that up.
> 
> 
> Jan Schenkel.
> 
>  >>
> 
> I'm sorry to go off thread, but I wouldn't like the
> above to be assumed to be 
> universally accepted.  Prof Bentall in his excellent
> book "Reconstructing 
> Schizophrenia"  describes it as a disorder with no
> specific cause, no 
> specific symptoms, no specific treatment, and no
> specific outcome.  If you 
> stretch the concept of 'disease' to encompass
> schizophrenia, it would 
> arguably contain most psychopathology, including
> DID.
> 

Okay, you do have a point, as technically speaking
there probably is no such thing as schizophrenia, as
it's just a common name for a collection of symptoms.
Oh well, at least people here will now know that
multiple personality disorder is not the same thing as
schizophrenia.

> To camoflage the offthreadedness of the
> above......... I had a nice moment 
> today when I accidently ungrouped and generally
> messed up objects I had 
> carefully grouped (and put a fairly sizeable script
> in the group).  I only 
> noticed far too late to undo.  I morosely selected
> them all and grouped them. 
>  I noticed that the group automatically assumed the
> name of the previous 
> group.  This raised a smile.  Then I found that the
> resurrected group 
> contained the original script.   This caused a
> cackle of delight.
> 
> How does that happen?  Does a group survive its
> objects being ungrouped if it 
> is only placed on one card??  
> 

My best bet is that as the stack wasn't saved to disk
in the meantime, the 'group' object was still in
memory somewhere. You lucky dogcow ;-)

Best regards,

Jan Schenkel.

=====
"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the same time."  (La Rochefoucauld)

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