Question about the result

Mike Bonner bonnmike at
Sun Feb 25 09:48:27 EST 2018

In the first case, I would check all 3 locations.. Since i'm assuming the
first part of the url ( is correct, the put URL
is most likely succeeding in connecting to the url, so you would need to
look at the contents of myVar to see what if anything was actually
returned.  In a case where the url is actually able to be hit, 'the result'
will be empty, but the value returned from the server may be invalid data.
It still wouldn't hurt to look at "it" also, IIRC sometimes useful info
will appear there. (though in this case, my guess is that garbled info is
in myVar)  Of course, if the url is invalid, then the result should tell
you so.

As for the second.. If I test from the message box, revzipopenarchive seems
to do pretty much.. um.. Nothing.  Doesn't open an archive, doesn't return
an error message.. Nothing in it, or the result.. Weird.  So I put code in
a button and things behaved as expected. (when specifying a path with no
permissions, the result told me so.  Same with an invalid path.  (this is
on 9 dp 11)

No clue why it won't work from the message box, or if its related to what
happened on your end.

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 6:50 AM, jbv via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Hi list
> According to LC dictionary, the result "Returns the status of the last
> command that was executed". But I had 2 unexpected experiences on my
> on-rev account recently :
> 1- a line such as
>    put URL ("" & it) into myVar
> never went through (because it was corrupted : contained some extra
> characters such as ascii 10), however the result remained empty.
> 2- when trying to create a zip archive
>    revZipOpenArchive "home/myaccount/public_html/dir1/dir2/dir3", "write"
> the name of directory "dir2" had been changed and therefore "dir3" could
> not be found; however the result remained empty.
> I know that in the 2nd case I could use the sysError function, but
> according to the doc, the result shouldn't be empty anyway...
> So my question : am I expecting too much from the result, like containing
> some useful error message every time something doesn't work as expected ?
> Thanks in advance.
> jbv
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