Compiling problems redux

Jim Ault jimaultwins at
Wed Dec 1 20:06:56 EST 2010

Just a note:
My methodology for decompress() is to

   put decompress(var) into var
end try

This will move smoothly through your script flow.

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On Dec 1, 2010, at 4:06 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:

> Hi Ton,
> is a folder! Right-click on it and choose "Show Packet  
> Contents" from the popup menu. You should find your substack if you  
> dig deeper in the nested folders inside
> You may *think* that you are decompressing compressed data, but if  
> Rev tells you it isn't compressed, then there is a problem with the  
> data for sure. You might want to add a few checks, e.g. to make sure  
> that the variable is not empty and that it actually contains the  
> data you expect it to contain. You might write the data to a file  
> right before executing the decompress function and check what is in  
> that file.
> On 2 dec 2010, at 00:45, Ton Cardona wrote:
>> Dear friends,
>> what I still do not understand, in spite of your kind reactions and  
>> hints, is why, after compiling, I get a stack.exe and a  
>> substack.rev in Windows (both working perfectly), but only a  
>> in Mac.
>> As to the error reports, they do not seem to be related:
>> 141,91,17
>> 465,91,1
>> that is, "string is not compressed data", which it certainly is  
>> both in Windows and in Mac (before compiling).
>> I believe this is quite odd and look forward to your insights.
>> Cheers to you all,
>> Ton

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