Short name and long name

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Fri May 28 17:50:53 EDT 2010

Also, I think that people who go around changing the name of files they didn't create deserve to have their whole computer world go up in digital smoke. Most people know not to change the name of anything that is not a basic document of some type. 

That being said, I've seen users do crazier things. 


On May 28, 2010, at 2:25 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> 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?
> It shouldn't matter. Stack and file names are rarely the same, mostly because Rev's default is to add a ".rev" extension to the file name and most people never change that. If you know either one, you can refer to the stack by either. In general, the short name is easier. When your user's stack opens you can grab its short name if you need to, and put it into a variable for future use.
> If you need to get the file name, ask for "the filename of this stack" or "the filename of stack shortNameVariable" to retrieve it. But Rev keeps that stuff straight for you, and the short name is generally all you need for most things.

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