Updating Data Substacks

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Fri Jul 12 02:56:27 EDT 2002


You could also store your data as XML outside or in a stack property. Use
one of the available XML libraries to read it. This has the added benefit of
being a 'portable' file format.

just a suggestion,


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> Subject: Updating Data Substacks
> It just occurred to me that the RR model which requires me to create
> a separate stack to hold the data for my app might be an obstacle to
> product upgrades.
> My mainstack is a splasher. My substacks are a palette (which can
> change) and the primary data stack (which will change). If in my next
> rev of the product, I wish to add features (e.g., a menu or even a
> button on that stack with some new functions), I would expect to ask
> my users to replace their current stack with the new one. But that
> will, obviously, result in the loss of all their data.
> How should this work? What am I missing?
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