Arrays and Custom Props

Robert Sneidar slylabs13 at mac.com
Sat Feb 14 15:18:45 CST 2009


I thought after I sent the email, is there a runtime engine for rev  
that would allow stacks to run as documents?

Bob Sneidar
IT Manager
Calvary Chapel CM
Sent from iPhone

On Feb 13, 2009, at 16:42, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>  
wrote:

> Bob Sneidar wrote:
>
>> WHOA THERE TONTO! I thought the whole idea to properties was   
>> persistence?? That means that I cannot save, for instance, the   
>> database settings a user entered? I have to create an external  
>> file  for all of that? And so many card and object properties in my  
>> app  DEPEND on persistence through runtime. This means that I have  
>> to put a  kabosh on the whole project!
>
> You're no worse off than any other application developer:  Windows  
> and Linux have never allowed applications to modify themselves at  
> runtime, and even Mac OS only allowed this back when it still put  
> executable code in the resource fork (though under OS X any app can  
> store files in the bundle).
>
> This article at revJournal may be helpful:
>
> Saving data in Revolution standalones
> by Sarah Reichelt
> <http://www.revjournal.com/tutorials/saving_data_in_revolution.html>
>
>
> --
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World
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