> On 10 Aug 2017, at 7:17 am, Mark Wieder via use-livecode 
> <use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> ...and then...
> we could name them 'pointers' and 'handles' and I'd be very happy.
> <g>

Ha… one of the reasons I thought about overloading long ID is because pointer 
and handle aren’t very LiveCode… Maybe reference:

get the reference of <object>

Using such a reference to a deleted object would need to throw an error I think.

People would need to understand that you couldn’t use such references in 
delimited lists. So if you wanted a list of object references you would need to 
use an array.

FWIW the ScriptObject in LCB is basically what I’m talking about but as a 
regular script value type.


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