How does 'Create Folder' give its result?

Jim Ault JimAultWins at
Fri Mar 17 11:48:35 EST 2006

Another approach that might be better for you.

put "c:/oragamiFolder/" into pathh
create folder pathh
if there is not a folder pathh then
   answer "Hmm, " & pathh &"  does not exist"
end if

On 3/17/06 8:02 AM, "Graham Samuel" <livfoss at> wrote:

> Thanks to all who replied about this. I think Jacque must have been
> right about my somehow delaying looking at 'the result' - it really
> happened but now I can't reproduce it. Anyway, Jim Ault's suggestion
>> Try this snippet and see what you get
>>  create folder "cde:/illegal:name/"
>>   get the result
>>   if it is not empty then
>>     beep
>>     put it
>>     answer error it -->"can't create that directory"
>>   end if
> Worked exactly as advertised. So what I described was an unexplained
> glitch, possibly something to do with the IDE. The cause of the error
> in the first place is something of a mystery to me, and I wondered if
> it was something to do with the way the RR engine translates path
> strings from Unix-style to Windows-style on the fly. As happens to me
> all too often, a search of the documentation didn't reveal anything
> about this...
> Richard G asked
>> The hard part is determining exactly what went wrong.  When a file or
>> folder creation error happens, in most cases all the result says is
>> "can't create file" or "can't create folder" with no further
>> explanation.  How do you advise your users?
> Basically, I tell them to pick a folder for themselves rather than
> letting the app create one for them, as it's failed to do this. It's
> a crude approach and I'm not sure how it's going to play when the
> public (UK teachers) gets hold of it. It's about to go on a
> controlled beta, so we'll see.
> As to 'try', as suggested by Stephen Barncard apparently is
> inappropriate. I've never used 'try', so I might do so in another
> context if I can get my head round it (reading about it once wasn't
> enough for me to get the idea, but I learn more slowly these days). I
> guess it comes from a context I don't know.
> Graham
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