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by WaltBrown
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Monitoring a Folder
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Monitoring a Folder

Nobaday,
I frequently create a folder called "Inbox" for this. That's where unprocessed files go. When I process them, I move them to another folder. That way I don't have very long lists of file names to search through or sort, especially if I need to frequently check for new files.
Walt
by WaltBrown
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Call, Send, Dispatch message source object
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

Re: Call, Send, Dispatch message source object

Thanks. Bangkok, "owner" gives the owner of the handler in the receiving stack. Richard, thanks, same thing, "executionContexts" in the handler only gives info about the receiving stack. On behaviors, how would that work? Would the behavior live in the stack that will eventually receive the message?...
by WaltBrown
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Call, Send, Dispatch message source object
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

Re: Call, Send, Dispatch message source object

Thanks Craig. No. Here's a better description. I have a number of utility stacks I use when parsing multilingual and/or multimedia content, for things like vocabulary testing, significant phrase or named entity identification, spell checking, statistics, protocol compliance, etc. They are each indep...
by WaltBrown
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Round Function Behaviour
Replies: 4
Views: 2101

Re: Round Function Behaviour

My concern is the use of the word "financial" in the definitions of "round" and "statRound", and in the description of "statRound, where the first paragraph describes rounding to integers while the second paragraph describes rounding to fractions - "statRound" acts "half to even" rounding to integer...
by WaltBrown
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Round Function Behaviour
Replies: 4
Views: 2101

Re: Round Function Behaviour

Note that the statRound DOES discuss this: The statRound function performs statistical rounding. If the number is exactly halfway between two numbers, statRound rounds the number to the nearest even integer. (To round off numbers such numbers upward, as is the convention for financial applications, ...
by WaltBrown
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Mac OS
Topic: Round Function Behaviour
Replies: 4
Views: 2101

Re: Round Function Behaviour

This might be a bug. I looked at a few descriptions of financial rounding and it should probably round up if the preceding number is odd and round down when it is even ("rounding to even"), in the case of a tie-breaker (ie "5"). LC seems to always round down the absolute value (ie 65 rounds to 60, a...
by WaltBrown
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Call, Send, Dispatch message source object
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

Call, Send, Dispatch message source object

I'm having a senior moment...

If I use Send, Call, or Dispatch between independent stacks, how does the message handler identify the source of the message? I know I've seen it somewhere (I've used it in the past) but now can't recall the answer...

Thanks, Walt
by WaltBrown
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Forum Taxonomy - suggestions?
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Re: Forum Taxonomy - suggestions?

Richard, I agree, think it would make it a bit easier if there were fewer categories. Some thoughts - I frequently look via search or the "new", "unread", or "my posts" rather than by category anyway. Additionally, many questions are asked when a person is either searching or has a thought triggered...
by WaltBrown
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Stack Always Crashes LC On Save
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Stack Always Crashes LC On Save

Craig, I seem to have lost whatever it is, partially. I still crash on demand in 5.5.5 and 6.6.2 with the stack in question, but I no longer crash on save in 7.0.3 or 8.0. If it becomes a problem again in the later versions of LC, I'll revisit this.
by WaltBrown
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Stack Always Crashes LC On Save
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Stack Always Crashes LC On Save

Thanks Craig, I hadn't thought of that. I'll see if I can put the two together.
by WaltBrown
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Stack Always Crashes LC On Save
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Stack Always Crashes LC On Save

Thanks Richard, I'll keep that in mind for next time. This stack only had two text fields, one card, and a pretty hefty set of text parsing functions in the stack script. I'm chalking it up for now to a stray neutrino since my new stack has saved successfully 30-40 times so far.
by WaltBrown
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Stack Always Crashes LC On Save
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Stack Always Crashes LC On Save

Thanks, gc. I've been bitten by that more than once. I remember my first hard drive - 3 rack modules high, about 50 pounds, dual drives of a whopping 2 MB each, $4500 in early 80's! The bad blocks had to be manually mapped periodically since new ones showed up every couple months. RT-11 had to prete...
by WaltBrown
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Stack Always Crashes LC On Save
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Stack Always Crashes LC On Save

Thanks Jacque. I stripped out all the field contents, and it continued to crash. I would have liked to find out the footprint of the crash, but instead I stripped out all my scripts with a hex editor, deleted all the offending stacks, and started a new stack from scratch. So far no crash. I'm saving...
by WaltBrown
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Stack Always Crashes LC On Save
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Stack Always Crashes LC On Save

I have a stack I've been working on for a few days. Today, more than half the time I tried to Save the stack, LC freezes, leaving a corrupted stack, and an old backup version. This happens on 5.5.5, 6.0.2, and 7.0.3. Looking at the corrupted stack in Notepad++, all the scripts are present, but they ...

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