Naming Custom Properties

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at
Fri Apr 16 17:19:54 EDT 2010

In naming custom props and vars, I try to avoid anything that might 'look'
like any function or command name, not starting with a number, and using
underscore or dash instead of spaces.

However array key names  ( myArray["text"] ) seem to be able to work against
some of these rules (as long as quotes are used).

On 16 April 2010 10:24, Gregory Lypny <GREGORY.LYPNY at> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I vaguely, very vaguely, recall that a custom property should have a name
> that is different from the variable to which it is being set.  So, for
> example, if myArray is the variable, then
>        set the myPropArray of this stack to myArray
> is fine, but
>        set the myArray of this stack to myArray
> does not set anything apparently.  I waisted a big chunk (no xTalk pun
> intended) of time rediscovering that, and I'd just like to confirm that that
> is the case.  I'm also wondering whether anyone can point me to where this
> convention is discussed in the Users Guide or built-in dictionary.
> Regards,
>        Gregory
> -------------------------
Stephen Barncard
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