Terrible RunRev Bug? - Was Weirdness Passing Messages

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


Hi,

The problem in a nutshell is that:

put "xxxxx" into me

or

set the text of me to "xxxxx"

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

The following seems to work:

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

or

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  
<something>

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
Dave

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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