When is a stack "really" loaded?
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Mon Mar 24 14:44:35 EDT 2008
On Mar 24, 2008, at 2:00 PM, Len Morgan wrote:
> Does that mean that I have to do something else (i.e., start using
> or go stack) if I want to actually do something "to" it? For
> example, one of the stacks is my reports stack. I run reports from
> a menu choice on the main stack. I don't recall having to do
> anything to get this stack up and running but that might explain a
> lot of problems I've had with preOpen stack and such.
This depends on what you are doing with the stack. Getting/setting
custom properties doesn't require that you do anything else.
Some operations require that a stack be open rather than just being in
memory. For example, I use invisible stacks to overlay graphics on
images and export them to disk. This operation requires that the stack
is opened. In this case I call the following:
go invisible stack THE_STACK as palette
Start using is not necessary unless you need the stack script in the
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