Is #L8 truly global?

Kelly Burgess kellyb at
Thu Nov 9 13:08:41 UTC 2023

Hi Mike,

> But if you close Library A, then #L8 disappears.

I think technically what's getting blown away is the list definition.

My testing shows two of my #Ln lists survived closing all libraries, and four others did not.

The ones that survived were either defined for hash variables, or were constructed using e.g. #L7.$cols.$add('pattern',kCharacter,...).

The ones that didn't survive were defined for file class variables, instance variables and local variables - so those lists' definitions disappeared with the closing of the library containing the classes defining their column variables.

Does your library A definition of #L8 depend on something that goes away when library A closes?


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