David Bovill wrote:
> As part of my campaign to make distributable components out of Metacard
> groups... I find myself dissatisfied with the way that Metacard looks for an
> object by name.
> I am at the moment writing for every single object reference that I script
> something like:
> put "hello" into fld "Text" of the owner of me
> The reason for this is just in case there is another field named text in the
> environment. Now this is beginning to annoy me as it is long winded. I would
> prefer "fld Text" to refer first to a field named text within the current
> group, and then anything in groups within any groups in that group, and not
> to something outside of the current group unless I explicitly say so.
So this new thing would allow shorter references to objects within
a group when more than one group exists, similar to the way "the
defaultStack" allows shorter references to objects within a stack
when you have multiple stacks open. So it kind of sharpens the
focus of the reference, or more specifically defines their
> Now as this would clearly cause too many compatibility problems, how about a
> little change so that I can set an object property (stack or group), so that
> when "groupReferences is true" all references to controls are within the
> current group (ie the owner)? This should apply to numbers as well as names.
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