On Tue, 19 Sep 2000, Geoff Canyon wrote:

> on 9/19/00 10:41 AM, Scott Raney at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > If you clone a substack, the copy *is* a substack of the same main
> > stack.  It's not possible in general to do what you want, though,
> > because that would require nested substacks (which is something
> > MetaCard supported before the 1.0 release, but which confused so many
> > people that we took it out).
> Just out of curiosity, what would have been the advantage to having nested
> substacks? Increased script inheritance could be handled by frontscripts,
> backscripts, and start using. Stacks don't physically enclose each other, so
> what else is there?

Inheritance of fonts and colors, and maybe somewhat easier
organization and distribution of some types of applications.  But the
reason we implemented it that way originally was just that this was
the most general way to provide a mainstack/substack architecture.
Later on, limiting it to one level deep was pretty easy to do and
didn't significantly impair functionality.

> gc

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