Confirming a thing about IDs

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Thu Oct 11 18:35:52 EDT 2018

I see where you are going here. So placing a group on a card has the effect of actually copying the group to the new card? That is the only way I can see it having new IDs if visited. I was under the impression that placing a group on another card simply made it visible, but I can see that would only work if backgroundBehavior was set to true. Faced with this twist, I don't think I would ever attempt to catalog and store every object on a card or in a stack. Too convoluted. (Or should I say Revoluted...?)

Bob S

> On Oct 11, 2018, at 14:58 , Brian Milby via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> That works to touch the object, but I am recording a long ID and long name in the exported script comment header. For background groups I didn’t want the card in there since the group could be on multiple. If I left it in, then the reported long ID would change depending on the last card containing the group that was visited. So I adjust the value to be consistent. I also swap out the stack path and use the name.
> Thanks,
> Brian

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