Reading text files

Dan Shafer revdan at
Sat Jul 10 14:21:43 CDT 2004

I'm not 100% sure what might be going on here. It's not clear what you 
mean when you say it doesn't work in a standalone.

Two possible leads to follow based on my experience.

First, if you're opening the files for reading and writing and they 
reside on a CD (locked media), there may be some strange interaction 
going on there.

Second, file pathing is crucial and not always straightforward (at 
least I haven't found it to be so). Particularly when you bundle as a 
standalone and the text files are included in the bundle file pathing 
is not what you expect it to be from your IDE experience. There are 
some notes on this in the docs under "Why can't Revolution find a file 
I specified?" Note particularly the defaultFolder stuff.



On Jul 10, 2004, at 9:40 AM, David Squance wrote:

> I have a stack which needs to read text files and place the content in 
> a
> field.  This had been working fine in the IDE with the text files and 
> the
> stack in the same folder on my hard drive (Mac OS 10.3.4), but not as a
> standalone.  I switched to the answer file approach, and got it to work
> with the standalone, but it still doesn't read the files working from 
> a CD.
> I want it to work from the CD so I can test the Windows version.  Is 
> there
> some inherent reason it won't work when all the components are on a CD?
> Any suggestions gratefully received.
> Dave
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