Zealous 'file format' save notifications

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Wed Nov 2 16:51:08 CET 2016


If a developer has no backup of his files before proceeding on so treacherous an endeavor, so fraught with peril as saving a file in an older format, well then that developer may get what he deserves. ;-)

Bob S


On Nov 1, 2016, at 17:46 , Ben Rubinstein <benr_mc at cogapp.com<mailto:benr_mc at cogapp.com>> wrote:

Monte wrote:

This came about because the cost of determining if a file could be saved back to a pre-7 file version was too high yet the risk of not informing the user they are likely to loose data by doing so was also too high.

But teaching people to ignore that dialog, because it appears when they know the warning is false, is also a cost, of a different kind.

We have had, I believe, five changes of stack file format to date.  We have survived all these years leaving it up to the developer to decide whether to save their stack in a older format.



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