Reminder: objects cannot be copied when stack is password-protected!!! Even in a standalone. Grrrrrr....

Josh Mellicker josh at dvcreators.net
Wed Feb 27 17:20:37 CST 2008


Setting the passkey solved the problem. I used a literal.

It took me by surprise, because I did not expect password-protecting a  
stack to change any functionality.

It seems counter-intuitive (though it is in the docs)


On Feb 27, 2008, at 2:47 AM, Dave wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm not sure I follow this, are you saying that you can't set the  
> passkey from another stack and do your copy thing?
>
> I guess setting the passkey in the stack itself is ok if you can  
> hard-wire your password/passkey, but what if you can't use a literal?
>
> All the Best
> Dave
>
> On 26 Feb 2008, at 23:32, Josh Mellicker wrote:
>
>> Once upon a time, a programmer was working on a project, with many  
>> handlers that copy objects, for example, copy groups into groups to  
>> form scrolling groups, and everything was working great, and the  
>> programmer was very happy, and then, as a last step, he password  
>> protected the stack, then, the next day...
>>
>> BLAMO!!!! Strange, bizarre things happened. Groups would not copy.  
>> Death and destruction reigned. Monitors came crashing out windows.  
>> Expletives burned the ears of innocent bystanders.
>>
>> This programmer then leapt off a cliff, ending it all.
>>
>>
>> MORAL: If he had only put a single line of code:
>>
>> set the passkey of this stack to "swordfish"
>>
>> in the preOpenStack script, all would be fine.
>>
>>
>> Please, tell your kids about "passkey", don't let them suffer a  
>> similar fate!
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