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request-file/save/file in 1.2.47

 [1/9] from: charles::mougel::spinodo::com at: 3-Sep-2005 16:07

Hi, I have a problem with request-file/save/file There is a bug in old versions, and we can't save in a file by default : In View 1.2.47 this script doesn't work properly : request-file/save/file %/C/test.txt the filename field is void when the requester appears. I found that this bug is resolved in the 1.3 ! I make a source of it, to make a patch, and past the code in a file. Like that : REBOL [] request-file: func [ {Requests a file using a popup list of files and directories.} /title "Change heading on request." title-line "Title line of request" button-text "Button text for selection" /file name "Default file name or block of file names" /filter filt "Filter or block of filters" /keep "Keep previous settings and results" /only "Return only a single file, not a block." /path "Return absolute path followed by relative files." /save "Request file for saving, otherwise loading." /local where data filt-names filt-values ][ if none? out start-out either file [ either block? name [picked: copy name] [picked: reduce [to-file name]] ] [ if not keep [picked: copy []] ] if none? picked [picked: copy []] if file: picked/1 [where: first split-path file] while [not tail? picked] [ set [name file] split-path first picked either name <> where [remove picked] [ change picked file picked: next picked ] ] picked: head picked if any [not where not exists? where] [where: clean-path %.] if not keep [ fp/data: head fp/data so/data: head so/data si: 1 ] either filter [ filters: either block? filt [filt] [reduce [filt]] ] [if any [not keep not block? filters] [pick-filter]] ff/text: form filters tt/text: either title [copy title-line] ["Select a File:"] ob/text: either title [copy button-text] ["Select"] if all [ error? done: try [ filt-names: copy head fp/data filt-values: copy filter-list either filter [ insert head filt-names "Custom" insert/only filt-values filters ] [ filt-names: at filt-names index? fp/data ] done: local-request-file data: reduce [tt/text ob/text clean-path where picked filt-names filt-values found? any [only] found? any [save]] if done [ dir-path: data/3 picked: data/4 if not filter [fp/data: at head fp/data index? data/5] ] done ] (get in disarm done 'code) = 328 ] [ done: false read-dir/full either where [where] [dir-path] show-pick inform out unfocus ] if error? done [done] if all [done picked any [path not empty? picked]] [ either path [ done: insert copy picked copy dir-path either only [done/1] [head done] ] [ foreach file picked [insert file dir-path] either only [picked/1] [picked] ] ] ] request-file/save/file %/C/test.txt And, argh ! ** Script Error: out has no value ** Where: request-file ** Near: if none? out start-out What can I do to patch this function in 1.2.47 or older ? Is there anybody here, who can explain me where is the problem ? Why 'out and 'fp var aren't set ? Thanks. Charles.

 [2/9] from: charles::mougel::spinodo::com at: 4-Sep-2005 9:10

Ingo, Thanks a lot, I will try. I just want to ask : - How do you know that ? - How can we know/find that 'request-file has been defined in an object, which has 'req-file as name ? - Why 'request-file doesn't appear in this object ? Charles. Ingo Hohmann a =E9crit :

 [3/9] from: SunandaDH:aol at: 4-Sep-2005 5:00

> - How do you know that ?
Ingo can give you a definitive answer. I suspect he went exploring: write %system.txt mold system true Then read %system.txt in your favourite text editor and start hunting down interesting internals. Sunanda.

 [4/9] from: antonr::lexicon::net at: 5-Sep-2005 0:49

To see all the objects defined in the global context: ? object! That will list all the objects and you can find req-file there. It is a quick first guess that pays off this time. By the way, this seems to work, after defining the function, bind its body to the req-file context. bind second :request-file req-file Anton.

 [5/9] from: charles::mougel::spinodo::com at: 5-Sep-2005 9:40

Anton Rolls a =E9crit :
>By the way, this seems to work, after defining the function, >bind its body to the req-file context. > > bind second :request-file req-file > >Anton. >
Thanks for all, but I don't use 'bind very well :-( Here is what I've done in view 1.2.47 req-file: make object! [(view 1.3 req-file version ...) request-file: func [(view 1.3 request-file version ...) bind second :request-file req-file request-file/save/file %/c/test.txt And this seems to work, the new function is used, ther is no crash with variables with no values. This is ok. But : the last line do exactly the same than if I doesn't do anything ! The dialog box show me the wrong directory, and doesn't feel the "file" field. So, this patch doesn't work. Where is my 1.3 SDK ? boooooh ;-( Charles.

 [6/9] from: compkarori:gm:ail at: 5-Sep-2005 20:08

Beta 1.3 SDK can be found on On 9/5/05, Spinodo - Charles Mougel <[charles--mougel--spinodo--com]> wrote:
> > Where is my 1.3 SDK ? boooooh ;-( > > Charles. > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at with unsubscribe as the subject. >
-- Graham Chiu

 [7/9] from: charles:mougel:spinodo at: 5-Sep-2005 11:54

Graham Chiu a =E9crit :
>Beta 1.3 SDK can be found on >
Thanks, I've just look at and not read all

 [8/9] from: compkarori::gmail::com at: 5-Sep-2005 22:04

Sorry, I forgot to mention that you have to place feedback asking for the SDK. The URL is not listed. On 9/5/05, Spinodo - Charles Mougel <[charles--mougel--spinodo--com]> wrote:
> Graham Chiu a =E9crit : > >Beta 1.3 SDK can be found on
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> To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at with unsubscribe as the subject.
-- Graham Chiu

 [9/9] from: antonr:lexicon at: 6-Sep-2005 2:09

I looked into it a little more. It looks to me like it was a problem of the native LOCAL-REQUEST-FILE. Being a native!, we cannot access its code. Using this: local-request-file reduce ["" "" %/d/anton/ [%newfile] [] [] true true] I found that the first version in which the filename of the non-existant file appears in the native requester is View beta But it looks like you found the SDK 1.3 beta. That should work. Anton.

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