script scope variables inexplicably becoming unset

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at
Thu Jan 1 22:44:36 CET 2015

Bugs for both issues filed as

*Bug 14323* <> - Palette
stack does not open unless in debugger

*Bug 14324* <> - Local
variable destroyed in attempt to open palette

This is repeatable in 5.5 and 7.0.1 (and I think 6.7, but I've lost several
hours over this already).

On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 9:26 AM, Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 10:12 AM, Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at> wrote:
>> But what I'm losing *is* a variable!  The selection manipulations have
>> been completely removed in favor of a handler that does things on
>> textChanged.  The problem is that opening a stack is resetting a local
>> variable.
> I have also tried putting the script-local variable into a handler local
> variable, and the script-local still gets reset on the palette command.
> My work-around is to put the script-local into a handler variable, open
> the palette, and put it back--but it is unacceptable to need to do this in
> a commercial project!
> I have come to the conclusion that either
> a) using the palette command is somehow causing a recompile of the script,
> wiping out the script-local variables, or
> b) the description of the permanence of script-local variables in the
> dictionary is wrong.
> There is also, of course,
> c) some other psychotic behavior somewhere is maliciously removing
> variables.
> --
> Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
> (702) 508-8462

Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
(702) 508-8462

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