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  • Code Editor saved code to wrong script

    I was working in the Code Editor on two UDFs (See Picture). I added some things to the UDF in the second tab, saved it, then swithed to the function in the first tab. As you can see, A5 saved the script from tab2 as the script for both tab1 and tab2, and now both scripts for both functions are the same, and I lost the script for the first UDF.

    Anyone ever see this before? A5v9, 1634:3197.
    Mike W
    "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

  • #2
    Re: Code Editor saved code to wrong script

    Nope. If you can repeat the problem after closing and reopening Alpha I hope you'll submit a bug report.


    • #3
      Re: Code Editor saved code to wrong script

      Yep. had that happen once. Closed and did a restore. Could not duplicate.
      I back up on a very frequent basis. Have had more than a few very peculiar occurances that could not be duplicated, but still lost a fair amount of time/work.


      • #4
        Re: Code Editor saved code to wrong script

        Thank goodness the function lost was only about 100 lines and was easy enough to rewrite. As far as duplicating the error.... I'm thinking it was a hiccup. Can't recreate. Thanks for the input.
        Mike W
        "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


        • #5
          Re: Code Editor saved code to wrong script

          Hi Mike,

          I have seen this happen multiple times.

          It is a particularly difficult issue I have dealt with in the CSDA Code Utility in numerous places, especially since much of the utility is centered so much around the code editor. There are timing issues that occasionally come up in the code editor in terms of saving the current buffer of the current code editor pane (tab) and switching to another. Sometimes the buffer is OK, but the menu and toolbars are for a different tab (e.g. an Action script tab or Interactive Window). Another common thing to see is a code execution error during a code editor operation (like switching tabs). Sometimes it's a paint issue, that switching to another tab (or the interactive window, which is different) and back will sometimes correct, but I've had this problem myself, losing my edited work with a copy from another open tab (including the interactive window)

          That's one of the reasons for the backup of the data dictionaries at regular intervals feature of the CSDA Code Utility. It's saved me a couple of times for disasters just like this.

          I don't know, but if you were using A5DOC or any of AIMS utilities and if they play with the code editor (including opening a code object), they might have similar issues.

          Ira J. Perlow
          Computer Systems Design

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          • #6
            Re: Code Editor saved code to wrong script

            It did it to me AGAIN!!!! Same two scripts. I wonder if I can get this to repeat?
            Mike W
            "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"