Paint tools and image creation
mark at livecode.com
Tue Aug 22 10:43:27 EDT 2017
We had an issue come into support about using the paint tools on a
grouped image - this has come up before (years ago, at least).
Basically, only the browser, pointer and help tools will recurse into
groups - the paint tools will not. This means that if you use the paint
tools over an image in a group, the grouped image will not get edited.
Instead, if there is not a top-level image one will be created and that
will be edited.
The question is - is this behavior something which should:
1) Be considered a bug
2) Be considered correct behavior
3) Be considered an anomaly - i.e. something which is probably a bug,
but too many people rely on to change without some sort of compatibility
I realize this is an edge case; however, I thought it worth asking to
see if anyone here relies on the fact that images in groups do not get
affected by paint tools; or whether it would be far better than if did!
Basically I'm trying to decide if it should be 'fixed' (assuming the
current behavior is considered erroneous!), and if so whether it would
be suitable for a maintenance release (it is, strictly speaking, a
change in behavior), or only for a development release.
The bug report is here:
Any feedback gratefully received.
Mark Waddingham ~ mark at livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
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