cross-stack globals, also, file inclusion

Alex Rice alex at
Wed Oct 22 19:55:36 EDT 2003

On Wednesday, October 22, 2003, at 05:36  PM, Stephen Quinn Barncard 

> Please excuse the obvious, but can't a custom property, say in the 
> main stack, act as a global constant?  Set it in the IDE and it will 
> persist through standalone creation forever...

Nope, the custom property can be modified in the standalone. You just 
can't *save* the standalone stack. I wasn't sure about this, so this 
was my test script that I built into a standalone:

on mouseup
   get the uFu of this stack
   add 1 to it
   set the uFu of this stack to it
   answer info (the uFu of this stack )
end mouseup

But we can use custom properties or globals "as constants", if we trust 
ourselves not to break their constant-ness by modifying them. But 
actual constants would be better because they are idiot-proof 
(referring to myself there)

Alex Rice <alex at> | Mindlube Software | 

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