relative path to stack in send

Joel Rees joel at
Tue Oct 21 22:40:49 EDT 2003

> >None of these seem to work:
> >
> >     send "gimmeSomeOThatStuff" to stack "../Gurobaru stack.rev"
> >     send "gimmeSomeOThatStuff" to stack "file:../Gurobaru stack.rev"
> >     send "gimmeSomeOThatStuff" to stack URL "file:../Gurobaru stack.rev"
> >
> >This works, but only if Gurobaru stack is already open:
> >
> >     send "gimmeSomeOThatStuff" to stack "Gurobaru stack"
> >
> >This works, even if Gurobaru stack is not open.

Forgot something here. What works if Gurobaru stack is not open is

    send "gimmeSomeOThatStuff" to stack "E:/users/home/rees-j/projects/hypercard/practice/Gurobaru stack.rev"

(Sorry about the long line. MSW2k in Japanese doesn't seem to give me a
way to type the line continuation character in Rev.)

> >Does send to another stack require absolute paths when the target stack
> >is not open? Is there no way to use relative paths?
> Send works only for stacks that are open. If they are not open, how 
> can they act upon the send? The last send works because Rev opens 
> your stack first (it somehow finds it or it still has a copy in 
> memory if it was open earlier).

Only when open. Sorry about the confusion. The version with the absolute
path (that I forgot) is the one that finds it when the stack is closed.

It would be nice to be able to use relative path, if anyone knows how.

Joel Rees, programmer, Systems Group
Altech Corporation (Alpsgiken), Osaka, Japan

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