How do I interpret this Build Error dialog?

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Tue Feb 16 01:36:40 EST 2021

I should have said "the first line with an error code."

I also should have looked at the images before I answered...

Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
HyperActive Software |
On February 15, 2021 7:56:47 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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