Maintaining scripts and groups in library files
dsc at swcp.com
Tue Jul 2 16:34:01 EDT 2002
I have just discovered the stackfiles property. Cool!
I think have been going down a bunny trail in trying to keep
libraries and library-like stacks as substacks.
I want to maintain a handful of libraries to be used by several
mainstacks. I am beginning to think these should not be substacks
but separate mainstacks found by stackfiles.
However, I have some questions about this.
Can I refer to all objects and handlers of a stack just by virtue
of stackfiles? Can I "call" a handler in such a stack if I don't
want to use "start using"? I don't want my standalones to go over
the 50 limit for "start using".
If I use a stack through stackfiles in a mainstack, is there an
easy way to make it part of the standalone built from the
mainstack? A not-so-easy way?
Do I need to make sure that all stacks used directly and indirectly
have unique names? That is, suppose I use several stacks through
stackfiles and each of these have several substacks used as dialog
boxes, can these have the same name? Can a mainstack be used as a
qualifier to specify a substack?
Do substacks "see" the stackfiles of the mainstack?
Do substacks of mainstacks set in "start using" count as the 50
limit for standalones?
Can I place a group on a card in one stack and that group is
defined and maintained by a stack found through stackfiles?
Well, six questions are probably over my quota; I'll stop there.
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