Rules governing stack purging

Dave Cragg dcragg at
Mon Oct 30 16:15:13 EST 2006

On 30 Oct 2006, at 20:23, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> So while we have a workaround using this odd application of the  
> "delete stack" command which doesn't actually delete the stack but  
> merely purges it, I'm wondering if we should consider this behavior  
> a bug, as least as far as stack with their destroyStack set to true  
> are concerned?

I think the current behavior can be seen as useful, although I agree  
it might seem odd in some ways.

Say I want to do this:

set the cProp of stack "C:/myStack.rev"
save stack  "C:/myStack.rev"

If the stack is automatically purged after setting the prop, will the  
change be saved? By current logic, presumably not. And what will get  
saved in the second statement?

> Also, would it be worth pursuing a request for a "purge stack"  
> command so newcomers don't get the impression that "delete stack"  
> will actually delete their stack?

You've only been asking for that for 8 years, Richard. Have patience!

But yes, I think it would be good. However, I imagine it's not just a  
case of creating a synonym for "delete", as the behavior when applied  
to substacks would be different.


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