Odd data in message box
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Oct 18 13:56:44 EDT 2020
When you build a standalone there's an option to report errors in an email
or a file. The purpose is to allow users to send error info to the
developer. These are raw error messages like Dan saw and are of no use to
the user, so translating them makes no sense.
But you're right that new users probably don't have an errorDialog handler.
I've seen error lists appear in the message box too, but I do have that
handler in the stack script.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On October 18, 2020 11:45:01 AM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> True, but what would anyone go out of their way to write an error
> handler that provides less useful information than what LC provides if
> left alone?
> And some of the error info I see shared in the forums is from newer
> users, who seem unlikely to have ventured into the relatively arcane
> world of custom error processing.
> I hope I simply misunderstand what I've been seeing, that perhaps there
> isn't something broken in recent versions of the IDE's error handling.
> In Dan's message from yesterday he wrote:
> 1. Why didn't the debugger throw an error? Instead, it put this error
> chunk in the message box?
> @Dan: Do you have a custom errorDialog handler in your message path?
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> J. Landman Gay wrote:
>> If there's an errorDialog handler, errors bypass the IDE. That's one way it
>> could happen.
>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
>> On October 17, 2020 4:06:03 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> J. Landman Gay wrote:
>>>> On 10/17/20 12:13 PM, Dan Friedman via use-livecode wrote:
>>>>> Where did Jacque get that list of codes?
>>>> From a plugin Richard and I wrote some years ago. It dynamically loads the
>>>> error list based on
>>>> the version of LC you're using. You can look up individual codes, or paste
>>>> in a list of errors
>>>> which is what I did with your report.
>>> Tools like that can be useful at runtime to help fill out logs and such.
>>> But I've been seeing a surprising number of conversations here and in
>>> the forums suggesting that people are seeing raw error info in the IDE.
>>> If that's true, what broke with the IDE's more guided error handling?
>>> Richard Gaskin
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