Ins and Outs of start using
bobs at twft.com
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.
> 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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