Preferences on first start-up

william humphrey bill at
Sat Jan 8 11:46:31 EST 2011

The stdLib stack on that yahoo group is 1.01b and it was made back in 2007.
It does not have any handlers to get and set prefs.

On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 12:01 PM, Richard Gaskin
<ambassador at>wrote:

> william humphrey wrote:
>> Has anyone built a preferences stack which can be used in any livecode app
>> and which checks on start-up specialfolderpath("preferences") to see if
>> the
>> file is there and creates it if not? I just noticed an app in Apple's new
>> app store which views the preferences file for any application (they are
>> all
>> xml files with .plist) and wondered if someone has built a stack which
>> adheres to this standard that everyone can use in their applications?
> One of the slow-but-ongoing projects at the Rev Interoperability Group is
> stdLib, a library of common handlers and functions needed by most apps.
> stdLib includes handlers to get and set prefs, both of which use a function
> that returns the path to the prefs file in an appropriate place on both OS X
> and Windows (needs to be extended to include Linux too).
> That function first checks if the prefs stack already exists, and if not it
> creates it.
> The RIP home page is:
> <>
> I'll take this opportunity to draw attention to another intiative there
> that's very valuable IMO but has so far garnered little active support:
> - the creation of a behavior script for fields to handle data input
> validation and masking.
> The goal of RIP is to identify needs for components and tools that are
> useful enough to be worth doing, and focused enough in scope that they could
> actually get done.
> If you can spare any time to contribute to such things, the aim is to
> release anything made there under the ultra-flexible terms of either the MIT
> license or public domain, so all can benefit without concerns about
> licensing for use in commercial work.
> I hope to see some of you there.  Most of the current members have been so
> busy on other projects that we could sure use some fresh blood. :)
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