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Brian Milby brian at milby7.com
Wed Aug 9 18:25:11 EDT 2017


  
  

  Pretty funny... reading the conversation and I immediately thought "pointer".
  

  
  

  
  
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> On Aug 9, 2017 at 4:17 PM,  <Mark Wieder via use-livecode (mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com)>  wrote:
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>  On 08/09/2017 01:48 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote:  >  One day I dream of an object reference that we can get and use that is not a string that needs to be resolved every time it’s used but a direct reference to the object. Perhaps if someone tries to do a string operation on it then it would be turned into a long id string just like when someone tries to do “1” + 1 it’s turned into a number. But if it’s just passed around or stored in a custom property then it remains a resolved handle to the object and can cope with things like the ID or name or filename being changed in the session. If we had that we would want things like `is a {stack | card | button …}` and `{stack | card | mainstack} of`. ...and then... we could name them 'pointers' and 'handles' and I'd be very happy. -- Mark Wieder ahsoftware at gmail.com _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode at lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode  
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