navigating cleanly between main- and sub-stacks

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Thu Feb 25 11:23:23 EST 2010


Actually Trevor Devore (in his Application Framework master class)
recommends breaking  a project into several substacks as a way to manage
large projects.
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Stephen Barncard
San Francisco
http://houseofcubes.com/disco.irev


On 25 February 2010 05:13, Nicolas Cueto <niconiko at gmail.com> wrote:

> Richmond asked a couple of questions:
>
>
> > What does "cleanly" in "navigating cleanly" mean?
> > I assume (possibly wrongly) that you mean that the
> > end-user is unaware s/he is actually changing from
> > the main stack to a substack.
>
> Yes, that "unawareness" factor is what I'm after.
>
> The way it was setup before, the monitor screen would go blank between
> the time the mainstack closed and the next stack opened.
>
> By the way, I wrote "substacks" originally. That was a mistake on my part.
>
> What I am actually working on is "mainstack-to-stack", not
> "mainstack-to-substack".
>
>
>
>
> > If that is so important why do you bother to have a substack at
> > all (memory overheads? multimedia storage?) when you
> > could just navigate to another part of the main stack?
>
> Mostly, to avoid the mainstack bloating in standalone-size as I add
> game-stacks in the future. Plus, I feel safer with passwords and urls
> enclosed within a standalone rather than in password protected stacks.
>
> If you're still curious about other reasons, my mainstack is where:
>
> (a) are links to the various game-stacks, each of a purpose, format
> and layout completely different
>
> (b) the login happens, which only need be done once for any of the
> game-stacks (when a game is finished, user returns to the mainstack to
> chose another game)
>
> (c) are held common functions that the game-stacks require for
> connecting to an on-rev cgi
>
>
>
> Incidentally, some other important commands I'm (re-)learning to work
> with for this are:
>
> -- start using stack XXXX
>
> --  set the stackFiles of stack tThisStacksName to tStackFiles
>
>
> Yoroshiku.
>
> --
> Nicolas Cueto
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