Errors restoring data tables

Project:Simile
Version:6.3
Component:User interface
Category:support request
Priority:normal
Assigned:jaspert
Status:active
Description

Almost every time I save a .shf file that includes a Data Table helper, I get an error indicating "A software error occurred while attempting to restore the I/O tool "Data table" from the saved setup."  When I click on more details, I get the information below. Any thoughts?

Sincerely, Dale S Rothman

 

p.s. I am using v6.4 on a Mac, but that choice was not available under Version.

A software error occurred while attempting to restore the I/O tool "Data table" from the saved setup.
(The error message was:
list element in braces followed by "}" instead of space
    while executing
"llength $state"
    while constructing object "::helper3" in ::similescript::OldStyleHelper::constructor (body line 6)
    invoked from within
"OldStyleHelper::constructor $modelWin $winTitle $state"
    while constructing object "::helper3" in ::similescript::tabular11510::constructor (body line 3)
    invoked from within
"similescript::$helperId $inst $modelObj $helperTitle $state"
    (procedure "CreateHelperWindow" line 7)
    invoked from within
"CreateHelperWindow $helperId $helperTitle $oldStatus")

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Comments

#1

Assigned to:Anonymous» jaspert

Hi, I see what you mean.

This problem occurs only if the first component in the data table has a space or a line break in its caption, or possibly other characters with a special meaning to Tcl such as brackets and quotes. If the first component's name is a single alphanumeric word, the data table status saves and restores just fine.

We'll fix this in a patch some time soon.