Odd data in message box

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sun Oct 18 12:42:56 EDT 2020

True, but what would anyone go out of their way to write an error 
handler that provides less useful information than what LC provides if 
left alone?

And some of the error info I see shared in the forums is from newer 
users, who seem unlikely to have ventured into the relatively arcane 
world of custom error processing.

I hope I simply misunderstand what I've been seeing, that perhaps there 
isn't something broken in recent versions of the IDE's error handling.

In Dan's message from yesterday he wrote:

   1. Why didn't the debugger throw an error?  Instead, it put this error
      chunk in the message box?

@Dan: Do you have a custom errorDialog handler in your message path?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems

J. Landman Gay wrote:
> If there's an errorDialog handler, errors bypass the IDE. That's one way it 
> could happen.
> --
> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
> On October 17, 2020 4:06:03 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode 
> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> J. Landman Gay wrote:
>>> On 10/17/20 12:13 PM, Dan Friedman via use-livecode wrote:
>>>> Where did Jacque get that list of codes?
>>>  From a plugin Richard and I wrote some years ago. It dynamically loads the 
>>>  error list based on
>>> the version of LC you're using. You can look up individual codes, or paste 
>>> in a list of errors
>>> which is what I did with your report.
>> Tools like that can be useful at runtime to help fill out logs and such.
>> But I've been seeing a surprising number of conversations here and in
>> the forums suggesting that people are seeing raw error info in the IDE.
>> If that's true, what broke with the IDE's more guided error handling?
>> --
>>  Richard Gaskin

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