Removing a stack from memory - is this a bug?

Joe Lewis Wilkins pepetoo at Cox.Net
Wed Dec 27 13:25:13 EST 2006


I've only been exploring Rev for a week or so, and have already  
unearthed a number of significant differences. To be expected, but  
somewhat discouraging at times. So much alike and yet so different.  
Patience is the keyword! Thanks for the reference to the tutorial.  
There are obviously tons of things that have been written. Frankly, I  
don't want my articles to be TOO "Rev polished" in the beginning. I  
want to stumble around much as others might do, discovering as many  
Revolution pitfalls and idiosyncrasies as possible. Since I have  
hundreds of HC stacks, one of my initial challenges will be the  
conversion of some of the more  interesting ones to Rev. It's not as  
if I'm going to be cutting through a lot of brand new turf, so much  
as doing my own stumbling; much as I did in the early years with HC.  
Incidentally, I'm a practicing Architect, so some of these HC stacks  
are fairly mathematically intense. Seems like everyone "practices"  
something these days. Don't we have any experts these days? (smile)

Thanks JLG,

Joe Wilkins

On Dec 27, 2006, at 10:05 AM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> This is my first time on this list. I was an HyperCard guru for  
>> many years, and you'll start seeing my new column on  
>> Macinstruct.com starting mid January about using Revolution for  
>> the first time.
>
> Nice to see you here Joe. I remember you from the HC list.
>
>> About this problem, I assume you have tried stop using stack  
>> "stackNameYouWantToDelete". I tried it out from the msg box with  
>> the "Documentation Library" and that seemed to work. Besides, I  
>> don't think you want to "delete" the stacks so much as stop using  
>> them.
>
> In Revolution, "deleting" a main stack removes it from RAM (see the  
> docs.) However, deleting a substack removes it forever from the  
> file. So you have to be careful what you are deleting.
>
>> The format for the Macinstruct column will be aimed mostly at  
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>
> Excellent! It would be good if you are able to get someone to proof  
> your contributions before they go online, or else check with folks  
> here on the list if there is any doubt -- as you can see from the  
> "delete" command, there are a number of subtle differences between  
> Rev and HC that aren't immediately apparent but might bite you.
>
> A tutorial for HC users converting to Revolution is here, if you  
> haven't seen it yet:
>
> <http://www.hyperactivesw.com/mctutorial/rrtutorialtoc.html>
>
> Again, welcome aboard, it's great to see you here.
>
> -- 
> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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