Encrypting Stack Breaks Field References

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Dec 22 21:49:20 EST 2020


Trevor uses git, which is why script-only stacks were invented. The LC team 
uses git too.
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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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On December 22, 2020 6:24:22 PM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Hmmm… Isn’t Levure almost completely based on script only stacks?
>
> Bob S
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>> On Dec 22, 2020, at 4:09 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode 
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> Unless you specifically need text files for git or some other reason, you 
>> don't really need script-only stacks. Put the script in a button and then 
>> put it in use or use it as a backscript. It will be encrypted when the 
>> stack is. Another advantage to keeping scripts in the stack is that they 
>> work with remote debugging, unlike text based scripts.
>>
>> Brian Milby's script tracker is also a way to get the best of both worlds. 
>> It saves scripts out to text files for uploading to github while keeping 
>> the advantages of stack-based scripts.
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>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
>> On December 22, 2020 3:24:11 PM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode 
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>>> What he said. The promise of creating standalones and encrypted stacks 
>>> containing code sounds promising, but there are caveats. It begs the 
>>> question, how do we encrypt script only stacks or libraries? I don’t use 
>>> encrypted stacks because my code is for internal use only, but if I ever 
>>> went commercial, this would be something I would need.
>>>
>>> Bob S
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Dec 13, 2020, at 4:02 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode 
>>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Ron Noice wrote:
>>>>
>>>> ? My program (built with LC 9.6.1 Indy Windows) contains a large number
>>>> > of references to fields by variables.
>>>> ...
>>>> > only when I encrypt it does it fight back. Here's a simplified example
>>>> > of what I'm doing:
>>>> >
>>>> > create group "grpTree"
>>>> > ...
>>>> > copy fld "baseBox" to grp "grpTree"
>>>>
>>>> ^ that's your issue.
>>>>
>>>> Copying objects is disallowed in an encrypted stack, since of course once 
>>>> an object is copied it could be pasted into an unencrypted stack, and thus 
>>>> expose the source.
>>>>
>>>> You might consider moving the code from the encrypted stack to an encrypted 
>>>> behavior object, leaving the stack where copying must be done unencrypted.
>>>>
>>>> But if these objects are being copied only by script for the purpose of 
>>>> automatically building out a UI, without a need to alter the user's 
>>>> clipboard, you might consider using the clone command instead.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Richard Gaskin
>>>> Fourth World Systems
>>>> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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