IDE Save

Peter Haworth pete at
Wed Dec 8 15:00:27 EST 2010

You're right, there are things you can do in the IDE that it would be  
unaware of.

But these are simple edits made to scripts using the standard script  
editor window.  I haven't narrowed down the exact circumstances that  
cause the IDE to not save those changes but it does happen.  I use the  
word "ridiculous" because I can't think of any other program I have  
ever used on any computer that would not save changes unless the user  
specifically requested that they be discarded. I can't imagine anyone  
would use an app I developed with LC if it exited without their  
changes being saved.

I do try to save on a frequent basis but I can't always remember what  
I had for breakfast this morning, never mind to hit the save button  
every now and again!

Pete Haworth

On Dec 8, 2010, at 11:40 AM, David C. wrote:

>> <snip>... I guess the real message is that you can't rely on the  
>> IDE to save
>> when it should and you have to deal with it however you can.   
>> Personally, I
>> think that's a ridiculous situation but it is what it is.
> Hello Pete,
> One more thing to consider before coming to a negative conclusion  
> about the IDE:
> Any time you make property changes using the message box (or through
> scripting) instead of using the editor, there is no way for the IDE to
> keep track of those changes since they were done through the message
> path instead of the IDE.
> I'm sure the dev team could easily make the IDE always prompt us,
> based on what happens through the property dialogs and/or script
> editor, but then we would likely have to give up the functionality of
> the message box and wide open message path.
> IMO, it's much better for each of us as a whole to become accustomed
> to (and responsible for) saving our own work. ;-)
> Best regards,
> David C.
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