LiveCode won't recognize my stack

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at
Tue Dec 31 20:00:07 EST 2019


I’m running the different versions of LiveCode on the same Mac and looking at the same file so I don’t think the OS is affecting this.

I’m just asking if there is a stack with the correct name and getting “false” as the answer if using LC 9.5.1.
If I ask for “file” and not “stack” then the result is “true”.

The path to the LicenseKey.IW file is correct at: /Volumes/HP c310w/InfoWallet 1.4/Info Files

Here is the error message:
Executing at 4:47:43 PM on Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Type: Chunk: can't find stack
Object: stack '/Volumes/HP c310w/InfoWallet 1.4/Info Files/'
Line Num: 26
Hint: populateFileList


I think LC must have changed how they are validating “stack” in version 8 compared to version 7.


> On Dec 30, 2019, at 5:38 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Bill Vlahos wrote:
> > My program is correctly setting the defaultFolder but is getting the
> > same result of not recognizing the file as a LiveCode stack when I
> > build using LiveCode version 9.5.1.
> >
> > Any idea what might have changed between version 7 and 8 and how I can
> > get the old behavior when I’m referencing the stack?
> I wonder if the change has to do with macOS' alteration of contents within the app bundle.
> What is the full path to the stack file, what is the wording of "the result", and what integer is returned from sysError() when the result is not empty?
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