Short name and long name

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Fri May 28 16:15:40 EDT 2010

Hi Marty,

Once a stack is in memory, you can refer to it by its short name. You  
should not change the short name, because usually it breaks your  
scripts. Changing the file name means that your scripts may no longer  
be able to find the file, unless the user chooses the file manually  
(e.g. using answer file).

If you want to make sure that your programme doesn't contain obvious  
bugs, ask a few friends to test it. If you want to deliver a high- 
quality product, hire a (few) good beta tester(s).

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 28 mei 2010, at 21:11, Marty Knapp wrote:

> Let's say a user creates a stack from one of my templates, then  
> later in the Finder, changes its name. Now there's a discrepancy  
> between the short name and the long name. Is that a problem or does  
> Rev understand this? Or should I construct a routine to parse the  
> file name out and set the name to correct for this?
> I'm trying to think of everything that could go wrong with my  
> application in the hands of others and account for it. It's a lot  
> easier to write apps for your own use (which is what I mostly do),  
> where you understand the logic and tend not to do anything to mess  
> things up (most of the time!) . . .
> Thanks,
> Marty

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