private command gotcha

Phil Davis revdev at
Thu Sep 7 18:49:31 EDT 2017

Clearly the complexity you're painfully aware of is nicely hidden from 
me by LC script, where I tend to think all things are most likely 
possible. It's good for bubble-dwellers like myself to occasionally be 
pulled back into reality. I guess. ;-)

Thanks -

On 9/7/17 3:06 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote:
>> On 8 Sep 2017, at 7:19 am, Phil Davis via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> You asked me a similar question on 11-Nov-2016 - here is the back-and-forth. Sometimes we have our reasons! :-)
> Ha… OK back in my box then ;-)
> FWIW I would dearly love send in time to remember the caller and if the target is the caller then allow private handlers. I often have to write long complicated handler names for things simply because they will be in the message path and I want to avoid their conflict with other handlers… It’s a little hairy a proposition when it comes to behaviors as I’m not really sure what happens if you send to `this me`… you probably don’t get the script locals related to `me`… would need some testing I guess.
> Cheers
> Monte
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