Goodbye stsMLXEditor

Mike Bonner bonnmike at
Mon Aug 31 08:00:15 EDT 2015

I wonder if there is an issue for me because of windows version (windows
only)  No error reports, no scripts set, blocked until closing the editor.
 (windows 10) Making the change solves the issue, but then no errors are
reported.  Guess I should restart and hope.  (I love windows)  I'll hush
now. :)

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 3:38 AM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at> wrote:
> > The script updates aren't actually being done with revXMLeditor. Set is
> > never done, its not due to the strict compile error or other errors I
> don't
> > believe.
> >
> > My apology, poor form, I should have specified OS X 10.9.5, LC 7.1 rc 1
> I have no problem using my favourite Text Editor and using stsMLXEditor to
> set 'valid' scripts into various objects in LC.
> If you set an object a garbage script in the message box, the set
> > works, even if the script is non-functional.
> >
> Yes but did the result report an error? New Stack, 1 button, If I run this
> in the msg box:
> set the script of btn 1 to "on mouseUp" & cr & "if () then" & cr & "end
> mouseUp"
> and run it, the result area of the msg box has this:
> 114,2,4,)
> 184,2,4,)
> 166,2,4,)
> 165,2,4,)
> An error output as explained by Mark points to the problem correctly. Yes,
> the script gets set but at least I'm told it's bad. Also note that if you
> were to open the Script Editor and edit the script for btn 1 to nothing
> other than "the quick brown fox" and apply it, you don't get an Error which
> is no different to if you 'set the script of btn 1 to "the quick brown
> fox". At this stage I'm actually OK with that, at least it's consistent -
> no error in either case. The issue I have is where the SE reports an Error
> but using 'set the script of ....' does not.
> If my Text Editor script has a 'basic' syntax problem, sts pops up a
> dialogue to tell me the error - in human format that Mark explained.
> As Pete discovered, if errors with your script are related to Strict
> Compilation mode (and maybe other more advanced issues) then you don't get
> a dialog to tell you there is an error. BUT on my current very basic test
> it is still setting the script of the object.
> So there is certainly something more complex at play here and my
> understanding of what Pete is experiencing is that once he does suffer one
> of these Strict Compilation errors sts is no longer keeping his TE and SE
> in sync. He looses work which is unacceptable.
> So there seems to be a number of issues:
> 1) You personally don't seem to be able to set ANY scripts with sts
> straight out of the box.
> 2) Pete and I can set VALID scripts OK
> 3) Basic syntax errors are reported OK, can be fixed and everything remains
> in sync.
> 4) Strict Compilation Mode errors are NOT reported.
>     a) For me, and I've only tested very basic scripts, the faulty script
> is still set.
>     b) For Pete, who's probably testing more complex scripts, at some point
> scripts are no longer being set and further changes are lost.
> 5) If you see other instances where you can set a script in the msg box and
> the result is empty, but in the SE it would result in a compilation error,
> we need to know.
> IMO the heart of this is the failure of Script Compilation errors (and
> maybe some others) to be correctly caught and reported by the Engine when
> you (sts or whatever) 'set the script of ....'
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