Rules governing stack purging

Jerry Daniels jerry at
Tue Oct 31 11:34:13 EST 2006

I certainly wouldn't cry if that happened, although now i use the  
same device to put a stack into memory. I admit it is a "back handed"  
way to do things, tho.


Jerry Daniels

Makers of Galaxy 1.5

On Oct 31, 2006, at 9:59 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Jerry Daniels wrote:
>> Any reference to any object in a stack (or the stack itself) that   
>> includes its file path name (the long name, the long id) will  
>> place  it in memory. You might consider that. We had that bite us  
>> several  times with Constellation and Galaxy in managing our tabs  
>> for objects.
> That this would be the case with stacks whose destroyStack property  
> is FALSE makes sense, but when a stack's destroyStack is TRUE this  
> is inconsistent with other behaviors we've come to expect from the  
> engine.
> Given that this has caused confusion for yourself, Jacque, Ken,  
> myself, and other experienced Rev programmers, it seems reasonable  
> to request that the destroyStack property be honored consistently,  
> which I've done in BZ#3937:
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