Help! I'm stuck

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Wed Apr 7 13:20:05 EDT 2021

I never built a non-mobile standalone for the first 5 years of using LC. For
a mobile build nothing gets closed and gets built from the stack(s) files on
disk. What a surprise I got when I built my first desktop standalone. I
initially thought that something was very wrong with the IDE and restarted.
After some searches I found that this is the correct behavior??? I guess
there is a reason for closing the stack(s) but I find it very odd indeed.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at] On Behalf
Of Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2021 1:03 PM
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Cc: Curry Kenworthy
Subject: Re: Help! I'm stuck


 > It's not a bug, it was intentionally introduced to allow a couple  > of
features, like retaining script local variables after a build.
 > Given the amount of extra scripting to work around it for existing  >
stacks, I think it may have introduced more problems than it tried  > to

Agreed! I was too busy the other day but wanted to chime in:
This was a baffling case of doubling-down on a wonky and toxic "fix."

The problems introduced were far more numerous than those "fixed."
I pointed this out right away, but it seems that hubris prevailed.
LC Ltd needs a more consistent vision of what LC is and how it works.

Result: workarounds are often needed for standard builds.
In what RAD paradigm should users have to workaround the IDE?
If that's a question we're even needing to ask, we may be in trouble.

(My own stack design usually makes this a moot point. I wasn't affected.
But I saw the expense and pain this caused, plus a troubling precedent.)

So ... isn't it great they teach everyone to double down these days?  :)
Turning off messages - good tactic, although it won't work for everyone.

Back to work, take care all....

Best wishes,

Curry Kenworthy

Custom Software Development
"Better Methods, Better Results"
LiveCode Training and Consulting

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