how to get the value of a custom property if the name of the cProperty is in a variable?

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Aug 8 11:56:39 EDT 2017

Again, don't do that. 

Years ago I knew a woman who wanted to use special characters on her mac for file names which were perfectly legal with HFS, but NOT legal for NTFS. When we moved her files to a Windows share, some of her files, though visible, were inaccessible. (Why Windows even allowed the files to be written without some kind of warning is another mystery). 

So I tried to tell her to only use letters, numbers, spaces (if she had to), dashes and underscores. She would not listen. She insisted on naming files her own special way and would not change, but still wanted me to "make it work". <sigh>

Bob S

> On Aug 8, 2017, at 08:49 , hh via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> JLG wrote:
>> In what circumstance would it be necessary to quote the property name?
> Use "&" in a key, for example the "G&T" of me

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