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Pete pete at
Sun May 8 02:07:52 EDT 2011

Well I guess that's the point.  We shouldn't be clearing globals that don'e
"belong" to LC so why on earth is LC even trying to look at system globals
that don;t belong to it?

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On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 7:27 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at>wrote:

> On 5/7/11 7:46 PM, Pete wrote:
>> I didn't get the error message but  I'm sure the cause was the same.
>> I'm thinking maybe this should be reported as a bug.  It's puzzling why LC
>> should be chasing down global variables it doesn't care about and not
>> being
>> prepared to deal with slashes I guess is a side effect of that.  Plus
>> there's lots of variables that have slashes in them.
> Those are system globals, and LiveCode allows you to use any of them. You
> can create your own too, actually. LiveCode does not discriminate, it just
> displays whatever the OS gives it. The variables will be different from one
> OS and machine to another. It isn't so much that LiveCode doesn't need those
> globals; LiveCode presents them in case you or your scripts want to use
> them.
> It may be a bug though that LiveCode doesn't deal correctly with system
> globals containing slashes. That part could be reported.
> You can clear system globals from LiveCode by simply putting empty into
> them, like any other variable; i.e. "put empty into $#". You shouldn't need
> to restart the IDE if you do that. But since they are system globals,
> changing them may affect other apps that use them so go carefully.
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