IDE Save

Björnke von Gierke bvg at mac.com
Tue Dec 7 20:32:15 EST 2010


Yes that is annoying. 

The problem here is that there's no assured way for the LC engine to know wether a stack has been changed. Sure, the IDE tracks mouse clicks, changed scripts and a few other things. But if for example, you lock messages at the wrong point, then the IDE is unaware, and thinks there's been no change.

As a workaround there are auto save plugins that save for you every 5 minute (or so). Even then, you will probably be forced to change your workflow. I for example have just reviewed my behaviour, and it seems i've gotten used to never quit the app, and never just close stacks. Instead I save a stack, then close it, and only after each stack is closed that way, I quit. By now, I even do this in the web browser and text editor!

On 8 Dec 2010, at 02:17, Peter Haworth wrote:

> I just came across another instance of a pet peeve of mine.  I lost a couple of hours of scripting work because for some reason that isn't clear to me the IDE doesn't always save everything when you exit.  It asked me if I wanted to save and I confirmed that I did, yet a bunch of coding changes didn't make it.  The changes weren't in my application main stack but in another main stack containing scripts that I insert as front scripts.  Both stacks were loaded into memory at the time I exited.
> 
> I've been aware of save problems like this for a while and try to save things manually at regular intervals but didn't do so on this occasion.  But really, should a modern day development environment allow you to exit without saving your work unless you specifically tell it not to?  That seems like a huge bug to me.
> 
> Pete Haworth

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