Accessing stacks without opening

Marty Knapp martyknapp at
Tue Apr 27 10:50:39 EDT 2010

Thanks. I figured out, too, that my thinking that things were being 
saved in stacks I'd accessed this way was because they were still loaded 
into memory. When I quit and reopened nothing was there. So you need to 
save the stack. Still I can see where this can be handy in some 
situations as all the normal openCard, etc scripts are not called.

> Marty Knapp wrote:
>> So it appears that you can set custom properties of a stack and "put" 
>> information into fields of stacks that are not open, from a stack 
>> that is open. I just did it by accident! That being the case, is 
>> there anything that I should be aware of when doing this? Is the 
>> referenced stack loaded into memory? Is this considered bad form?
> As Phil said, it can be handy. I use prefs stacks this way sometimes 
> because they're available but out of the message path. I make sure to 
> close the prefs stack when the main stack quits.

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