Where are the objects of a stack after 'start using'?
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Aug 25 12:46:21 CDT 2008
Graham Samuel wrote:
> I had just worked out for myself that a set of re-usable substacks was
> the solution to my "component" issue. The only downside is that since
> the material is in a substack, usually I will have to use "send" to
> invoke the handlers in the component, but that's OK really.
Not necessarily. Eric's suggestion is a good one, and what I would have
recommended had he not been so timely with his reply. :)
In fact, I use that setup with a library here which lets users edit FTP
settings. I have a growing number of apps that use FTP, and
copying-and-pasting the same dialog was a time-wasting annoyance, so now
I use one library for that which contains a substack which is the dialog
for editing FTP settings.
Although the settings dialog is a substack, the handlers that drive it
are in the library mainstack, so I never need to use "send". I do need
to have fuller object descriptions which specify the stack (e.g.,
'button "SettingsMenu" of stack "FTPsettings"'), but even typing a few
extra tokens is still saving me time since I'm only writing them once
for every app that uses those handlers and that dialog.
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