Perhaps the rule of thumb is never use two stacks with the same name in the same project. You may want to give the template stack a different name, then store the name of whichever stack you want to work with in a variable, then update all references to that stack to use the variable.
Bob S > On Oct 17, 2016, at 07:07 , Graham Samuel <livf...@mac.com> wrote: > > Thanks Mark for that intervention. In the way this is a gotcha that should be > better documented, since one **must** populate the stackFiles property as a > side effect of including the stacks in the project in its standalone settings > - the information in the list of stacks to be included is exactly the > contents of the stackFiles property, at least initially. If say this contains > (as mine does) a template stack that’s got to go into the resources folder of > the standalone, then I have no choice but to tell the standalone builder > about it. To achieve what I want - the ability to close a stack which is in > effect a clone of this template and remove it from RAM, just as the IDE is > able to do - I will have to delete the reference to to the template stack in > the stackFiles property, and rely on the program’s own knowledge of where the > template is stored. I’m slightly surprised that this hasn’t come up before. > It occurs to me that there may be a solution in renaming the template stack > as soon as it is cloned, but I haven’t tried it. > > Finally I should say that the Dictionary entry for ‘the stackFiles’ is a bit > inadequate, as it doesn’t mention the interaction between the standalone > builder and the property. Maybe this amounts to a bug, if only in the > documentation! > > Thanks again > > Graham > > >> On 17 Oct 2016, at 12:39, Mark Waddingham <m...@livecode.com> wrote: >> >> On 2016-10-17 11:15, Graham Samuel wrote: >>> Thanks Jacque - wise words as always. The idea that the delete would >>> work depending on whether the stack was newly created had not occurred >>> to me, but seems like a good reason why my simplified tests didn’t >>> show the problem. I will try again to create a simple demo, and >>> hopefully I can file a bug report. >> >> Thanks for the bug report >> (http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=18612) - I was a bit puzzled >> about the situation you and Jacque described until I saw your code. >> >> This isn't in fact a bug, just a subtle interaction with the stackFiles >> property of your 'Master' stack. >> >> The stackFiles property maps names of stacks to filenames - it basically >> means that when the engine resolves a chunk reference 'stack <name>', if >> there is no stack in memory with the name <name>, then it will look through >> the stackFiles property of the stacks in memory to try and resolve it >> (starting with the stack of the script being executed). Furthermore, it >> resolves things relative to the path to the stack containing the stackFile >> line. >> >> So, if you have a line 'DataStack -> DataStack.livecode' in the stackFiles, >> and if there is a DataStack.livecode file next to the stack containing that >> stackFiles line; a reference 'stack DataStack' will *always* resolve and >> load the stack. >> >> Essentially, asking whether 'stack DataStack' or not exists doesn't work, >> because referencing the stack causes it to. >> >> Warmest Regards, >> >> Mark. >> >> -- >> Mark Waddingham ~ m...@livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/ >> LiveCode: Everyone can create apps >> >> _______________________________________________ >> 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 > > > _______________________________________________ > 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