'Blessed' plugins

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at inspiredlogic.com
Tue Sep 21 10:00:30 EDT 2004

Upon further reflection, there seems to me to be a clear-cut case for a 
custom property. The concept in question, "Can I drag controls onto 
this stack?" is distinguishable from the existing property cantModify, 
which as Hugh points out has broader implications.

I'd argue for using a more specific name, something like 
revCantReceiveDroppedControls, or revCantDropControls. It only needs to 
exist in development environment stacks (and plugins) so it doesn't 
pollute stacks under development. Finally, all the work is on the part 
of the IDE developers (not us) so we don't have to worry about using 
brain-cycles on this...


Geoff Canyon
gcanyon at inspiredlogic.com

On Sep 21, 2004, at 4:41 AM, FlexibleLearning at aol.com wrote:

> Cantmodify does not support plugins that need to be modifiable  such as
> Scripter's Scrapbook. EITHER revTools immunises all plugIns  
> automatically by
> testing their location, OR it immunises any stack whose mode is  not 
> '1' (i.e.
> toplevel modifiable), OR it honours a revBlessed custom property.  I 
> frankly don't
> care which, but the situation at present is broke.

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