How do I interpret this Build Error dialog?

William Prothero waprothero at
Tue Feb 16 00:24:06 EST 2021

Mark and Jacqueline:
Thanks. That’s very helpful!

> On Feb 15, 2021, at 5:54 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> On 2/15/21 5:29 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
>> In Sample Stacks, search for LiveCode Error Lookup. I keep it my Plugins folder. You can paste the whole list of errors into it and it will tell you what they mean.
>> However, usually you only need the first line which is where a break would happen in the IDE. The other lines are, in reverse order, the messages that led up to the topmost error.
> Actually, in this case the second line has more info.
> Line #1 (error #219: error in function handler) is a more generic error message that I find singularly unuseful.
> Line #2 (error #118: Operators &: error in left operand) gives a more specific reason.
> At any rate, the problem seems to be on line 236 in the function getDesktopFolderPath, and is probably around char 8, although that isn't always accurate.
> The stack frames leading up to the error were triggered by the build process invoking preOpencard:
> preOpenCard
> --> initFirstLoginScreen
> ----> checkForLastLogInFile
> ------> getDesktopFolderPath
> -- 
> Mark Wieder
> ahsoftware at
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