Yes, but the way I think of it is if you do a ‘go’ to another stack, then the defaultStack changes so that you can make shorter references to objects in what is most likely then the current stack of interest. I got in a muddle because that isn’t always true. I suppose I rubbed along for a few years before I got hit by that particular gotcha, so in a way Richard you’re right. Good documentation is probably all that’s needed, rather than trying to alter the engine’s behaviour.
My two Brexit-influenced, over-valued, eurocents. Graham > On 14 Oct 2016, at 23:08, Richard Gaskin <ambassa...@fourthworld.com> wrote: > > Monte Goulding wrote: > > >> On 15 Oct 2016, at 8:01 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote: > >> > >> I can't recall the last time I needed defaultStack. It may well > >> have been quite recently, but it must being doing what I expected > >> it to do since I've never had to think about it before this thread. > > > > Every time you use an object reference that doesn’t contain an > > explicit stack reference you are using the defaultStack. You might > > not be getting or setting the value but you would be depending on > > it in a large part of your code. > > Exactly. It must be working pretty well as it is or we would have had many > more confused posts for decades rather than just a dozen only very recently. > > -- > Richard Gaskin > Fourth World Systems > Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web > ____________________________________________________________________ > ambassa...@fourthworld.com http://www.FourthWorld.com > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > email@example.com > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription > preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode