Bug getting group name, plse check

William Prothero prothero at earthednet.org
Sat Aug 15 12:34:57 EDT 2015

Hmm…. Thought I tried that. But, I tried it again and it worked. Thanks for the info.
put the short name of the owner of me into tGroup  —works fine.

> On Aug 14, 2015, at 5:28 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:
> William Prothero wrote:
> > “the long name of me” is a complete reference to an object, which
> > contains the group name. What I was trying to do is get the name of
> > the group that the button is in. I can parse it from the long name of
> > me, but thought it would pull it out of “me”.
> >
> > Anyway, what do I know? If I’m wrong to expect this, then I won’t
> > report it as a bug (of course).
> LiveCode does so many things for us so well that it's easy to overestimate its intelligence.
> When you write:
>   put the short name of grp me into tGroup
> ...what it sees is:
>   put the short name of grp (me) into tGroup
> ...which becomes evaluated as:
>   put the short name of grp (button id 1033 of group id 1035 of card id 1011 of stack "Some/Path/To/Stackfile.livecode") into tGroup
> ..which causes the engine to have a minor breakdown trying to figure that out. :)
> It would be nice if we could write:
>   put the short name of my grp into tGroup
> While we don't currently have "my <parentType>" (however cool that might be) we do have a more generic form, the owner:
>   put the short name of the owner of me into tGroup
> -- 
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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