Plain text library stacks

Mark Waddingham mark at livecode.com
Thu Apr 23 13:08:52 EDT 2015


That is something to be aware of.

The purpose of a script only stack is to be text on disk... Password protection requires binary output, so in that case you might as well just use a normal stack.

Mark

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> On 23 Apr 2015, at 17:49, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
> 
> Not sure if this is a problem or not but it appears that any password I set
> on the stack isn't retained.  If I remove the stack from memory and re-open
> it, the password isn't retained.  I guess just something to be aware of
> rather than a problem.
> 
> Pete
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>> On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 9:26 AM, Mark Waddingham <mark at livecode.com> wrote:
>> 
>> So, script "stackname" must be at the 1st line of the textfile.
>> 
>> Ah yes - that is indeed the case - it is quite picky, for two reasons.
>> 
>> The first was that the main use-case I had in mind when implementing it
>> was to replace IDE stacks which were only scripts and thus they would be
>> edited in the IDE.
>> 
>> The second is that the *only* part of the file which the engine retains
>> when it is loaded is the 'name' on the first line and everything on the
>> second line onwards. If text before the 'script' line were allowed then it
>> is not clear how you might access that when the stack is loaded into memory
>> - it would essentially be invisible information in the internal stack
>> structure that would only appear when the stack is saved again.
>> 
>> Mark.
>> 
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