Best Practices

Erin D. Smale esmale at welshpiper.com
Wed Nov 9 10:09:30 EST 2005


Hi John,

That would be Andre's commentary--I'm still getting through the primer 
myself. That said, you can get it here: 
http://www.swcp.com/dsc/revstacks.html

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John Tregea wrote:

>Hi, Erin,
>
>I was interested in your comments about the message primer by Dar Scott. I
>am currently using an evaluation copy of Revolution. Is the primer only
>available in the full version? Or is it someweher I could download it?
>
>Thanks for your help.
>
>Regards
>
>John T
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
>[mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Andre Garzia
>Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 9:27 AM
>To: How to use Revolution
>Subject: Re: Best Practices
>
>
>On Nov 6, 2005, at 8:02 PM, Erin D. Smale wrote:
>
>  
>
>>Also, the feedback cements my need to dive into the message  
>>hierachy and really wrap my head around it. I have Richard's  
>>article on tap and Dan's material is a good read. Geez...you guys  
>>were serious when you said message hierachy was important. ;-)
>>
>>Thanks to all for your helpful explanations to and patience with  
>>this newbie.
>>    
>>
>
>Erin,
>
>a very useful resource for understanding the message path, is the  
>primer made by Dar Scott, I think it's the best resource ever. By  
>carefully planning where your code goes, you can save a lot of  
>coding. As time goes, you'll begin to develop your own style. There  
>are coders here that make heavy use of libraries, others will insert  
>all on stackscript and just hook the UI to it, others will make so  
>many twists in the message path that their code will resemble a tight  
>chain of whispers. The cool thing of Transcript is that it allows you  
>to adapt Rev for your tastes and not the other way arround.
>
>There's a scripting style guide that is used by many here that tells  
>about how to prefix variables and stuff like that. Also the  
>RevInterop group makes a nice guide that allows our stacks to  
>interoperate in a sane way.
>
>I remember when I first saw the message primer, before reading it,  
>someone said: "in the end, you'll love the message path", and yes, I  
>do love it.
>
>Cheers
>andre
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