long FieldName to owning stackName

Scott Morrow scott at elementarysoftware.com
Tue Aug 25 06:19:24 EDT 2009


> I don't consider using chunk expressions to be a "hack" in this case.

I love chunking it was just MY chunking that was a hack (as in a nasty  
hacking cough).

This piece of chunking is cool (as in Daddy-O) and just what I needed,  
too.
> put word 1 to 2 of (char offset(" stack" && quote,x) to -1 of x)


-Scott



On Aug 25, 2009, at 2:51 AM, William Marriott wrote:

> Well, it will always reference the mainstack of the control; by  
> definition, substacks aren't separate files, so the *file* name will  
> always be correct. Yes?
>
> The issue with using "owner" is that technically you would have to  
> recurse through an indeterminate number of owner levels, for groups  
> nested within groups.
>
> If you need the name of the substack, then you probably can't get  
> away with a one-liner
>
> put the long name of control n into x
> put word 1 to 2 of (char offset(" stack" && quote,x) to -1 of x)
>
> It really depends on what you specifically need and the usage, but  
> in any event, I don't consider using chunk expressions to be a  
> "hack" in this case.
>
>
> Mark Schonewille wrote:
>> Not, because that might give you the wrong stack file.
>> On 25 aug 2009, at 11:27, William Marriott wrote:
>>> why not:
>>>
>>> the last word of the long name of control x
>
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