[REBOL] Re: Core 2.5.6 X Release
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 1-Jun-2003 14:16
* Andreas Bolka <[andreas--bolka--gmx--net]> [030530 16:33]:
> Friday, May 30, 2003, 6:46:45 PM, Tim wrote:
> > * [carl--s--rebol--com] <[carl--s--rebol--com]> [030529 18:16]:
> >> Core version 2.5.6 may fix some of the "corrupt datatype" errors
> >> that you may be getting in 2.5.5. See http://www.rebol.com for more
> >> info and other fixes.
> > I would appreciate some elaboration on this corruption issue .....
> > right now I'm dealing with an uncaught exception that reads as
> > follows:
> > ** Script Error: series word has no context ** Near: series /head
> > /tail /auto /lines
> > This is not being picked up by any of the try/error constructs that
> > I have found to be reliable thus far. (version 18.104.22.168.2 Linux RH
> > 7.2) trace shows nothing helpful.....
> i do get that "Script Error" too (using 22.214.171.124.2) and i know that
> graham has the problem as well - so it seems to be a bug in 2.5.5 (at
> least in the linux version). until now i've been unable to trace it
> back to something specific ...
I have 'fixed' it. It appeared bizarrely that rebol was actually
parsing a comment. I was using Andrew's 'sub' subroutine scheme
that automatically handles local variables. I removed the comment
and changed the scheme to 'function just to be on the safe side.
I haven't yet shared this with Andrew, but it remains that
neither 'attempt nor 'if error? try' caught this, and that's
reflective of a possible rebol 'bug' alright, or so I would think.
Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>