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#49 Pythoncard Editor Destroys Data


First off, make a backup of any file you try this on,
because it's going to go bye-bye.

Open a python file. Change something in it. Hit 'x' (the
upper right thingy, on Windows) to close the program. It
will ask you if you want to save changes.

Click 'yes'. The program will close.

Your file will now be 0 KB.



  • anonymoo

    anonymoo - 2005-08-10
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  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    oh great, i just tested it again, and I can't get the problem to
    repeat itself.

    however, it happened to me twice, and i had to restore from
    backups twice, so I know i am not insane!

  • Kevin Altis

    Kevin Altis - 2005-08-10

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    So did you get a save file dialog or was this on a file that already existed?
    There is a known bug where trying to save to a read-only dir or some other
    file exception during save with be ignored incorrectly, maybe that was the

    Please specify OS, versions of Python, wxPython, PythonCard.

  • anonymoo

    anonymoo - 2005-08-11

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    Ok it happened to me again today, so I know I'm not crazy.
    The only unusual thing I can think of is that I had several files
    open at once, and was doing stuff like copying and pasting
    from one window into another, making new windows,
    using 'save as' on both the old and new windows, and various
    combinations thereof. I still can't reproduce the bug exactly,

    Here is the info you requested kasplat, from
    pythoncard 'about' box.

    PythonCard version: 0.8.1
    wxPython version:
    Python version: 2.4.1 (#65, Mar 30 2005, 09:13:57) [MSC
    v.1310 32 bit (Intel)]
    Platform: win32

    (XP with service pack 2)

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  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    PythonCard doesn't start under python 2.4.1 (win32).

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Ive been having that same problem... i traced it down to my
    file having a string in it with both a "" and a "" in it... not
    sure which one was doing but i think it was prob. both.
    anyways it wouldnt save the file and it would distroy the file. i
    took them out and now it works fine now.

  • anonymoo

    anonymoo - 2005-12-12

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    By the way, when I open this same file in IDLE (the
    default python editor for windows) it opens just fine.
    However when I save it it gives me an error about a 'non
    ascii character' and asks me to put a '-encoding-cp-1252-'
    or whatever at the top of the file.

    i put the encoding tag in, and tried to open in
    pythoncard. again, it truncated the file to 0kb.

    i assume pythoncard cannot deal with non-ascii characters
    (i guesss that is 'BP Islam. Bahá'ísm. Theosophy '
    in my example file) very well; at the least it should
    save the data instead of wiping it out.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    This problem is still with us! I don't think there were any other than normal printable characters in the small file, which I shall eventually remember & thus recreate. PythonCard v0.8.2, Python v2.5.1.1 (I believe that it said this some where but I can't find it now). The above description fits exactly.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Index.. Very nice :)

  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Index.. Peachy :)


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