insert script

Ken Ray kray at
Mon Sep 6 21:18:31 EDT 2004

On 9/6/04 7:59 PM, "Hershel Fisch" <hershrev at> wrote:

> On Monday, September 6, 2004, at 08:06 PM, Ken Ray wrote:
>> On 9/6/04 5:16 PM, "Hershel Fisch" <hershrev at> wrote:
>>> Hi all ,
>>> I'm trying to figure out how the insert script works.
>>> I have a "script Lib." stack containing only custom handlers and
>>> functions
>>> I have a sub stack "myStack" in an openStack message I  put in "insert
>>> script from stack "script Lib" into back"
>>> Now when I open the sub stack "mySTack" the on openStack message
>>> triggers the handler from the script lib. even its into back and I
>>> have
>>> an on openStack in the main stack.  Also when open another sub stack
>>> with no insert script in it , it triggers that same script as said
>>> above , wondering , what is the proper understanding of the "insert
>>> script" .
>> The use of "insert script" is much like the use of libraries - you
>> place an
>> entire script in the message passing hierarchy, but *after* the
>> "normal"
>> stacks receive the message. This allows you to trap messages that other
>> object have not trapped (if you insert into the back - a
>> "backScript"), or
>> to trap messages before they hit their intended target (if you insert
>> into
>> the front - a "frontScript"). This applies to all open stacks and
>> substacks
>> - backscripts are "behind" every stack, and frontScripts are "in front
>> of"
>> every stack.
> What I understand (and what I see)  is that if sub stack "A", handler
> "a" has an insert script "tScript" into "back or front"
> then sub stack "B" will react the same way even if sub stack "B"
> doesn't have the insert. Is this the way it suppose to work ?

Yes. As I mentioned this applies to *all* open stacks and substacks -
backscripts are behind them all, and frontScripts are in front of them all.

Ken Ray
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