Keys of a custom property array

Dave Cragg dave.cragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Mon Mar 4 14:39:11 CST 2013


On 4 Mar 2013, at 16:08, Robert Brenstein <rjb at robelko.com> wrote:

> On 04.03.2013 at 14:21 Uhr +0000 Dave Cragg apparently wrote:
>> But does that make sense for the following:
>> 
>> delete url <whatever>
>> put x into url <whatever>
>> post x to url <whatever>
>> 
>> It's hard to think of it as a function in these cases.
>> 
>> Dave
> 
> Unless you think of it as a pointer to a container.

Right. Jacque mentioned above that it was originally described as a container. But even then, it's not really a normal container. 

For example, the following pairs of statement do something basically different, whereas with a normal container they do something similar.

put "x" into url <whatever>
get url <whatever>

put "x" into word 3 of url <whatever>
get url <whatever>

I usually think of things such as urls and xml as 'external resources' in the sense that they are defined outside the context of LiveCode. As such, we can't expect the normal LiveCode commands and functions to work in the same way as they would for LiveCode containers. Maybe "object marker" is a better term, but that takes us into a whole other area. :-)

Dave


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