Cubist's first bug report

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Mon Jun 6 00:00:14 CEST 2016


The word 'any' is in the dictionary.  Well, it is in mine.  It can apply to a chunk, a control or a card.  A randomly selected thing is used.  You can also use the function random() and 'the number of' to do the same thing.  

Also available are 'first' and 'last'.  


> On Jun 5, 2016, at 3:50 PM, ** Clarence P Martin ** <chipsm at themartinz.com> wrote:
> 
> I feel that I am somewhere in another world.
> Can someone please explain to me where the "Any Item" or even Just the command "Any" is documented? I can't seem to find this.
> Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but when I see something that is new to me, I have to explore it and its uses.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Clarence Martin
> Email: chipsm at themartinz.com
> Cell: 626 6965561
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Quentin Long
> Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2016 7:12 AM
> To: use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> Subject: Cubist's first bug report
> 
> Code which exhibits the bug:
> 
> on mouseUp
>   put "0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0" into Fred
>   repeat 100 times
>      add 1 to any item of Fred
>      put Fred into line (1 + the number of lines in fld "testbed") of fld "testbed"
>   end repeat
>   put sum (Fred) into line (1 + the number of lines in fld "testbed") of fld "testbed"
> end mouseUp
> 
> This handler *should* end up generating a 16-item string of integers which sum to exactly 100. What it *actually does* end up generating, is a 16-item string of integers whose sum may or may not fall somewhere within the range 80-120. Not sure what the hell is going on here, but I am not at all happy about it. Perhaps other people might like to try this code on their systems, and see if it works as intended for them?
> 
> http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=17795
> 
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