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Dave dave at looktowindward.com
Fri Dec 1 10:39:19 CST 2006


Hi,

I've did some thinking too! It looks like (not sure if it can be  
relied on though) you can read back the last value written to the  
message box, as in:

put msg into myMsgText

Given that this is true, you could maybe have a utility that first  
write some "unlikely value" to the message box (maybe "!@ 
$FIND_MSG_BOX_PUT$@!".

Then scan the script(s) "executing" each statement and checking the  
contents of the message box for the "unlikely value", if it has  
changed then the last statement wrote to the message box!

Probably too hard to implement and maybe I don't have enough to think  
about today!!!

All the Best and Have a GREAT Weekend!
Dave

On 1 Dec 2006, at 12:52, Mark Smith wrote:

> Me too...
>
> Thinking aloud, as it were, would a handler like this work?
>
> on checkScript pScript
>   repeat for each line L in pScript
>     add 1 to lineCount
>     if "put" is in L AND "into" is not in L  then put lineCount &  
> comma after possibleProblems
>   end repeat
>  put possibleProblems
> end checkScript
>
> I guess we'd need to consider "into msg" and "into message" etc...  
> as well as "before", "after" and so on...
>
> If we had a completely reliable version, we could even have it  
> comment out those lines.
>
> Or has anyone already done this?
>
> Mark
>
> On 1 Dec 2006, at 11:36, Dave wrote:
>
>>> put the scaledScore["memoryforstories"] of field "data1" into msg
>>
>> Has got me before now! They can be sooooo hard to find when you  
>> are writing lots of stuff to the message box for debugging, and  
>> then forget to delete just one of them! This is especially true in  
>> a library stack, I had a rouge "put xxx" in a library that took me  
>> ages to track down, I eventually found it in a in function a few  
>> levels away from the main API Call!
>>
>> I think an option that turned off the "put xxx" shortcut would be  
>> a good idea!
>>
>> All the Best
>> Dave
>>
>>
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