On 2017-08-11 23:58, Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote:
That would mean speed improvements could be done on an object
reference that is relatively robust to changes in the object tree and
unless you are creating an IDE you would be very unlikely to need to
do the LCB object reference repository thing.

I was pondering that whilst writing my 'experiment'. Whilst it says 'for strict long ids', its strictness is more in the string structure (all tokens lowercase, all integers 0 or start with 1, one space between tokens etc. - this is mainly where the speed comes from - the 'parser' in my experiment is basically an unrolled regular expression). It could be evolved to parse more general control chunk chains over time.

Indeed, I was wondering whether 'minimal id' might be a reasonable name - however, whatever the name, there's still the choice of stack short name vs filename. I'd be happier about introducing a new id if we could solve the multiple mainstack with same name issue too (or at least get a step closer to it) - whilst it might be nice to think it could be done with more appropriate search order, given the move towards libraries and other such things I worry that no search order would ever solve the problem really; and would end up with issues appearing in complex circumstances which are hard to diagnose.

However, certainly, it would mean that the LCB idea is only something you would need if you were writing a full IDE - as the problems the IDE has only really come about because arbitrary script runs within it which it can't control; in particular, locking messages around changes to stack names, control ids, or control ownership.

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ m...@livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
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