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Don't "do" it

Post by dunbarx » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:45 pm

Thought I would start a new thread, since the old one is getting long in the tooth.

Say you have a valid string in the clickChunk (char 103 to 105 of field 10).

So:

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get "XYZ"
put it into the clickChunk  -- "LINE "A"
put it into char (word 2 of the clickChunk) to (word 4 of the clickChunk) of fld 10 --LINE "B"
In a standalone made for Windows and Mac:

-- line "A" works on Mac and one Windows 7 machine, but not on another Windows 7 machine.
-- line "B" works everywhere.

Now I have no problem solving a problem without understanding it, and this sort of touches on the haunted issues I had a few days ago. But anyone ever see this? Never mind the particular instance of nonsense I am dealing with, but anywhere? Is there something else that might be running on one machine that will prevent LC from executing that handler consistently?

Craig Newman

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Re: Don't "do" it

Post by Mark » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:54 am

Hi Craig,

Perhaps the clickChunk is flushed before the line gets executed. Your syntax in line A works fine on my Windows 10 machine. I expect there is something odd going on on the machines where it doesn't work for you.

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Re: Don't "do" it

Post by dunbarx » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:46 pm

Mark.

Wouldn't that be earth shattering news, that such a thing is machine dependent?

Craig

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Re: Don't "do" it

Post by Mark » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:32 pm

Craig,

I don't see proof that it is machine dependent. At least not yet.

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Re: Don't "do" it

Post by dunbarx » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:09 pm

Mark,

I doubt I can prove it to anyone from here.

I will try it on other machines. I can do this on about 15, and report back.

Craig

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