Ins and Outs of start using

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Thu Dec 15 19:04:31 EST 2011

Make sure the stack is listed in the stack files section of the stack properties inspector. 


On Dec 15, 2011, at 2:36 PM, Michael Doub wrote:

> Can someone help me understand the proper usage of start using?   I have a stack that contains a number of scripts that I would like to use as part of a library.   I keep running into a failure situation where the stack that I wish to "start using" can't be found.   I have the main stack and the library stack in the same directory.
> In the code below, what directory is xyz.livecode expected to be in?  with the engine? with the main stack?   I have been able to force it to work by always coding the complete path but I have see the code used by others and I would like to clearly understand the default behaviours.
> Thanks
>   Mike
> try
>    start using stack "xyz.livecode"   -- the filename
>  end try
>  set the wholeMatches to true
>  if ("xyz" is not among the lines of the StacksInUse) \   -- the stack name of the library in the file
>  then start using stack "xyz"                     
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