Commas in stack names

dunbarx at dunbarx at
Tue Nov 5 18:38:01 EST 2013


Couldn't you substitute some arcane char for the comma, and restore it when you rebuild your navigation pathname?


-----Original Message-----
From: J. Landman Gay <jacque at>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at>
Sent: Tue, Nov 5, 2013 6:23 pm
Subject: Re: Commas in stack names

On 11/5/13 5:05 PM, Monte Goulding wrote:

> There's a comment in the source where comma is replaced with _ just
> saying it's not allowed but not saying why. It's possibly not the
> best idea to have commas in any object name just incase there's any
> code that creates comma delimited lists with object names in them but
> I can't see any real reason why stack names are treated differently.
> You should possibly file a docs bug on this.

I'd like to know why. It doesn't seem like a docs bug to me, it seems 
like an arbitrary decision, but yes, it should be documented. It would 
have saved me a lot of work.

I'll see if I can add a user note.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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