Using [ Control "SomeImageName" ] VS [image "SomeImageName"]

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at
Tue Feb 2 13:46:33 EST 2016

I was just answering the question asked :-)

What I usually do (and what we generally do in the IDE) is get a target
object's long ID, put it in a variable and use that for subsequent
references. That way you only pay the (again, very small) performance
penalty once per usage. Obviously YMMV, I would never blanket-recommend ANY
optimisation strategy as these things are almost always specific to the use

On Tue, 2 Feb 2016 at 18:21, Mark Waddingham <mark at> wrote:

> On 2016-02-02 19:00, Mark Wieder wrote:
> > <groan>
> > PLEASE don't encourage people to reference objects by id.
> > That's the main reason we can't have proper version control in LC.
> If you only use ids as a runtime property (i.e. don't assume they remain
> the same across sessions) then that usage has no impact on the
> difficulty of having *distributed* version control in LC...
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> Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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