More 2.5 weirdness

Dan Soneson sonesond1 at
Tue Sep 28 07:50:35 EDT 2004

> On Sep 27, 2004, at 5:18 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> On 9/27/04 4:39 PM, Howard Bornstein wrote:
>>> Boy, V2.5 is now starting to act very squirly. I get into a situation
>>> where combo and popup buttons will no longer pop open. Not only the
>>> buttons on my stack, but also the buttons on the property inspector.
>>> So the little Arrow button at the top-right of the inspector no 
>>> longer
>>> works, the popup, which show Basic Properties as its first choice
>>> doesn't work, etc.
>>> Most other things seem to work. This happens after my script sets the
>>> labels of some combo-buttons in my stack. That's about the only thing
>>> related that I'm doing that I can think of. Closing a stack and
>>> re-opening it doesn't fix this. I have to quit and restart Rev.
>>> Anybody seen this?
>> Yeah. In the property inspector, same as you describe, where the popup
>> that lets you change from "basic properties" to the other sets doesn't
>> pop down. I wasn't changing any labels on anything, so I have no clue
>> what caused it. I haven't bugzilla'ed it yet because I can't figure
>> out a recipe.
> I saw this for a while but like you was never able to come up with a
> recipe so never Bugzilla'ed it.  I will say, however, that the problem
> arose at the same time that I created a really wierd infinite recursion
> through a preOpenStack handler in a main stack which did a time delayed
> call to another handler which opened a different stack which did not
> have a preOpenStack handler so the main stack's preOpenStack handler
> got called, etc. etc. etc.  When I got rid of the recursion, my
> property inspector worked again too although I can't begin to explain
> why the recursion would cause the behavior I saw in the inspector.

I get it too, but there seems to be no consistency. Luckily, I can still
save the current stack, quit Rev and re-start it and all is well for 
but it is disconcerting.

Daniel B. Soneson
Director, Language Lab
Southern CT State University

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