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Revinfo1155
I noticed in the standalone builder, you can set the destroy stack to true.
What's the significance of that?

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Re: destroy stack property

Richard Gaskin
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> I noticed in the standalone builder, you can set the destroy stack to true.
> What's the significance of that?

<joke>
The destroyStack property is an option for masochists:  it gives you the
ability to conveniently destroy whatever you've been working on.  Weeks
or even months of hard work can be destroyed with a simple click of a
checkbox.
</joke>

:)

I'm just kidding.  It actually does nothing destructive to your stack
file at all, but is merely a poor choice of term for what it really does:

The destroyStack property purges the stack from memory when it's closed.
   It can be handy on system with minimal RAM.

It's really not as scary as it implies. I feel it could benefit from
being depricated in favor of something that more closely describes that
it actually does:  "purgeStack".

<noJoke>
There are only a handful of tokens in the language I feel are so bad
they should be depricated, but this is definitely at the top of my list.
  It scares every newcomer who encounters it, creating a frightening
learning obstacle for something that is really quite simple and not
frightening at all, if only given an appropriate name. I'm sure
destroyStack makes perfect sense to a UNIX veteran working in C, but to
everyone else it's just a problem.

If you feel similarly see the Bugzilla report titled:

"destroyStack" is an unnecessarily scary term
<http://support.runrev.com/bugdatabase/show_bug.cgi?id=1072>
</noJoke>

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Re: destroy stack property

Chipp Walters
Only 'delete stack' is worse!

While it removes a main stack from memory FOR SURE, it also actually
DELETES the stack if it's a subStack. Go figure. It can *actually* DO HARM.

-Chipp

Richard Gaskin wrote:

> There are only a handful of tokens in the language I feel are so bad
> they should be depricated, but this is definitely at the top of my list.


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