Applescript Fails in Standalone on Mac Built with 8.1.6

Brian Milby brian at
Sat Aug 19 00:25:10 EDT 2017

I'll see if I can figure out a way to make a test like this work.

On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 12:01 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> On 2017-08-18 18:14, Brian Milby via use-livecode wrote:
>> I'm so new I can't address the history but seeing where the fix was
>> implemented it should not fall out unless the build process is
>> significantly changed.    It is in the same place all of the language
>> localization files are specified.
> I can help fill in the history - yes we've broken it always accidentally
> on numerous occasions; and then fixed it, and the broken it again, or
> didn't really fix it properly or something (I can't make an excuse, or give
> a good reason here - other than it just seems to happen periodically!)
> The issue here is that we don't have a test for whether it is working in
> each built release - so that is the way to make sure it never happens again.
> @Brian: Would you be willing to write a test for this? It is going to be a
> little tricky as it requires IPC (unless you can use send apple event, to
> send one to the calling process), but there's an example of us doing that
> already in the private data clipboardData test:
> on TestClipboardPrivateKey
>    set the clipboardData["private"] to "Hello World!"
>    TestAssert "private key is present before external change", \
>       "private" is among the keys of the clipboardData
>    local tHelperFilename
>    set the itemDelimiter to slash
>    put format("%s/_clipboard_private_setter.livecodescript", \
>          _TestPath()) into tHelperFilename
>    if the environment is "command line" then
>       TestRunStack "-ui", tHelperFilename
>    else
>       TestRunStack "", tHelperFilename
>    end if
>    TestAssert "helper changed clipboard externally", the result is 0
>    if the platform is "Linux" then
>       TestAssertBroken "private key not present after external change", \
>          "private" is not among the keys of the clipboardData, \
>          "Bug 19117"
>    else
>       TestAssert "private key not present after external change", \
>          "private" is not among the keys of the clipboardData
>    end if
> end TestClipboardPrivateKey
> This basically uses a sub-process to do something to the clipboard so that
> the test process can check whether the private key disappears in this case.
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.
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