Replacing Stacks in Memory
mark at livecode.com
Tue Feb 16 13:54:27 EST 2016
On 2016-02-16 19:11, Michael Doub wrote:
> I am building a launcher app the loads stacks from DropBox.
> I am using
> go URL tURL where the tURL is the stack to load using the correct
> DropBox format.
> This works great for the first load. However, if I update the stack
> in DropBox and try to reload tURL, it does not purge the existing
> stack and load the new one.
Okay so when you do 'go url tURL' what is actually happening is you are
If <expr> evaluates to binary data which looks like a stackfile (after
the engine's tried viewing it as a name of stack, and failed) it will
try and load that binary data into memory as a stackfile. If there is
already a stackfile in memory with that name, then the normal engine
processes will kick-in and (most likely, as the stack doesn't have a
filename) cause the existing stack which is in memory to be preserved,
and the new one ditched.
Now, a stack loaded with the above form will not have a filename, so
'revert' won't work. Instead, you'll probably need to do:
delete stack <nameofstackwhichwasgourld>
go url ...
Hope this helps!
Mark Waddingham ~ mark at livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
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