long FieldName to owning stackName

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Aug 25 12:29:33 EDT 2009


Scott Morrow wrote:
> I'm guessing that there is an elegant way of deriving the name of the 
> owning stack when given the long name of a field.  Unfortunately my 
> current strategy feels a chunking hack.  :  )  Ideas?

To add to the mix:

I routinely have this in my main stack script:

function main
   return the short name of me
end main

I learned it from Richard and it is more handy than you'd think. I use 
it all the time. If it's a substack name you want, then in most cases 
your handler can just get "the short name of this stack" (as long as the 
defaultstack is the one that's asking.)

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