savingStandalone message

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Tue Nov 15 12:14:36 EST 2016

Ben Rubinstein wrote:

 > Paul, I'd think that your needs (which certainly overlap with
 > mine...) could be met by adopting Ali's suggestion in that report
 > of a single message with parameter to indicate which platform was
 > being built for, if there was an additional parameter to indicate
 > that several standalones were being built at
 > once. Even if it was as crude as:
 > 	savingStandalone  "Windows", 1, 3
 > 	savingStandalone  "iOS", 2, 3
 > 	savingStandalone  "Android", 3, 3
 > That would allow work to be done for the general case to be coded
 > once, even if it actually ran three times; platform-specific cases
 > to be handled; and if you wanted to do something like increment a
 > build number to be the same across platforms, you could increment
 > only for the "1/3" case.

Agreed.  Parameters allow for simpler implementation while still 
delivering platform differentiation.

I'm less certain about the count params, and would favor a build number. 
  But that would require that all of us use build numbers, and perhaps 
some don't, so I'm not opposed either.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at      

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