corrupted stack

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu Nov 20 16:51:09 CST 2003

Alex Rice wrote:

> On Oct 30, 2003, at 10:27 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> I would bug it.  The engine itself seems generally reliable in this
>> regard, so it may be something in the interactions with the IDE.
>> As an additional data point, since 1997 I've only had one corrupted
>> stack with MC, and in all cases where a save was terminated (fatal
>> error elsewhere in the system, power outage, me doing something
>> stupid) there was a "~" copy to work from.
> I've run into a couple more instances of my project getting corrupted
> recently. Since I use altArchive plugin, I just have to look in my
> archive folder for the most recent non-corrupted stack. In this case
> however 3 of the archived stacks were corrupted also and I had to go
> back to the 4th archive stack. So whatever is happening, the IDE is
> continuing to work with the corrupted stack, allowing revArchive to
> make copies of it. This makes me uneasy. Just more data points if you
> are listening RR
> # corrupted archived versions:
> -rw-r--r--  1 alex  admin  7345301 18 Nov 14:37 FacCalc000155.rev
> -rw-r--r--  1 alex  admin  7345301 18 Nov 14:29 FacCalc000154.rev
> -rw-r--r--  1 alex  admin  7345501 18 Nov 14:21 FacCalc000153.rev
> # not-corrupted archive versions:
> -rw-r--r--  1 alex  admin  6959978 17 Nov 10:54 FacCalc000152.rev
> -rw-r--r--  1 alex  admin  6977865 17 Nov 10:36 FacCalc000151.rev
> -rw-r--r--  1 alex  admin  7010443 14 Nov 16:27 FacCalc000150.rev
> ...

Weird.  If the stack is corrupted how is Rev able to be open it?

Have you sent the corrupted stack to RunRev?  IT would be interesting o see
if they could determine the source of the problem.  In the one "corruption"
case I had Scott was able to pin down the problem quickly once I sent him
the stack (it was a graphic imported from SC through the RunRev converter
with a property setting that exposed a bug in QuickDraw).   All I had to do
was replace the bad object and all was good after that.

Hopefully your experience will prove as fruitful.

 Richard Gaskin 
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