Terrible RunRev Bug? - Was Weirdness Passing Messages

David Burgun dburgun at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Mar 23 11:39:33 EST 2006


The problem in a nutshell is that:

put "xxxxx" into me


set the text of me to "xxxxx"

Does not work 100% of the time. Mark Smith has reproduced the same  

The following seems to work:

set the text of the long name of me to "xxxxx"


local myData
put "xxxxx" into myData
do "put myData into " & the long name of me

Seems to work ok. But before I trawl thru loads of objects in loads  
of stacks replacing.

put <something> into me with set the text of the long name of me to  

and (presumably?)

put me into myData with put the text of the long name of me into myData

It would be nice to know if this would 100% solve the problem  
regardless of where the handler is called from.

Any ideas?

Thanks a lot
All the Best

On 23 Mar 2006, at 16:31, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> David Burgun wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I have a problem that first I thought was something that I was  
>> doing  wrong but now I'm not sure and would like confirmation of  
>> how the  Context mechanism works in RunRev.
> I am almost certain you have not found a "terrible bug" but instead  
> may be experiencing a misunderstanding of the message hierarchy and  
> the contexts in whch it works.
> The deal is, a lot of us are very busy and don't have time to  
> recreate your stack or do the experiment to diagnose what the  
> problem is. Your description, while extensive, is written in a way  
> that I find difficult to follow in a brief reading, so I haven't  
> done much more than skim your messages to get a generic idea of  
> what's happening.
> It would be very easy to find the problem if you could set up a  
> test stack and upload it somewhere. Then I will download it, and  
> maybe others will too, and I'll probably be able to pinpoint the  
> problem in a few minutes.
> -- 
> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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