Standalone - Using stack as DB

Eric Chatonet eric.chatonet at
Thu Jul 31 11:25:59 EDT 2008

I should have added that this way of doing never mix any line of code  
with user's data in the same file.
And I think it important.

Le 31 juil. 08 à 17:23, Eric Chatonet a écrit :

> Bonsoir à tous,
> Le 31 juil. 08 à 17:03, Richard Gaskin a écrit :
>> Bert Shuler wrote:
>>> I have a main stack with 2 sub stacks.
>>> I use the sub stacks as a db, flipping through the cards and  
>>> saving  them on changes.
>>> Now when making a standalone, the save does not save the sub- 
>>> stack data.
>>> What is the best way to use substacks for data?
>> As Eric noted, applications cannot modify themselves at runtime,  
>> so you'll want to break out any savable data stacks into a  
>> separate stack file.
> Actually, I never save any stack that is a part of any application  
> package.
> I always prefer to use externals files (text, xml, database, etc.)  
> to save user's data or his preferences.
> And for stacks designed to run in the IDE (plugins, utilities) I  
> create a custom propertyset in revpreferences stack.
> This ensures that files I have created can't be corrupted in any  
> case :-)

Best regards from Paris,
Eric Chatonet.
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