Stack with the same name loop

Peter Bogdanoff bogdanoff at
Wed Oct 6 13:17:47 EDT 2021

Good question. I have no idea either.

> On Oct 6, 2021, at 12:56 PM, Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Can someone give the definitive answer as to what to choose when I save my
> stack with a save as to create a new iterative version and it comes up with
> the prompt :
>      A stack with the same name as the one you are trying to load is
> already open.
>            Save    Purge    Cancel
> Whatever I do it ends up in a loop of asking this. I'm bored of having to
> force close LC to get over this. What is supposed to happen if I press
> Save? What is supposed to happen if I press Purge? And what about Cancel?
> I've never understood the need for purge AND save. Purge from what? Save
> and close? purge and close? It's just not clear to me as a long time user
> let alone a new user.
> Btw, just to avoid unnecessary responses, I already know I can just make a
> copy in the finder, clear LC memory and load that one in. My question is
> just trying to get an understanding of this prompt.
> Thanks
> Sean
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