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|0000577||Core Inform||Indexing||public||2011-02-20 15:01||2014-09-15 17:34|
|Platform||x86||OS||Mac OS X||OS Version||10.6|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version||6L02|
|Summary||0000577: Missing "Index" directory in .inform project causes ni compiler to error out|
1. Create a new Inform 7 project ("Test", say). Enter any minimal code, save. Close the project.
2. Remove the directory Test.inform/Index
3. Open Test.inform
4. Attempt to compile.
Expected result: The directory "Index" and contents are recreated.
Error: Translating the Source - Failed
More details and progress output in addtl. info.
If Preferences : Advanced : Cleaning : "Clean Build Files" and "Also clean out index files" are both checked, opening, closing, and then re-opening the project will create a missing Index directory.
If not, any valid Index directory (in fact, only the "Headings.xml" file needs be present) can be copied into the project, and Inform will gracefully throw it away and create a new valid index.
Simply creating the Index directory, or creating the Index directory and a blank Headings.xml, do not produce a workaround.
(My apologies if the category and/or effect are set sub-optimally.)
|Minimal Source Text To Reproduce|
This is a room.
When a program like the I7 compiler fails, it typically returns an error number: this time, the number was 2, so I7 probably stopped because of a fatal file-system error.
Launching: ni "-rules" "/Applications/Inform.app/Contents/Resources/Inform7/Extensions" "-package" "/Users/vimes/Source/if/Test.inform" "-extension=z8" "-log"
Inform 7 build 6G60 has started.
I've now read your source text, which is 9 words long.
++ 0% (Lexical analysis)
++ 5% (Semantic analysis)
I've also read Standard Rules by Graham Nelson, which is 39455 words long.
Can't open headings file
Offending filename: </Users/vimes/Source/if/Test.inform/Index/Headings.xml>
Compiler finished with code 2
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|Effect||(critical) Compiler crashes|
|I think it's arguable that people who take deliberate steps to damage the interior of an Inform project bundle deserve what they get, but on balance, I agree: the preferred behaviour is just to repair the thing with the silent patience of a saint. Inform now does this.|
|A late comment Graham, but removing the Index and Build folders is a convention when using a source code control system like Git. Anything which is produced by the compiler and which changes frequently shouldn't be included in a git repository, or else you end up with a situation where 90% of your commit changes are metadata.|
|2011-02-20 15:01||vimes||New Issue|
|2011-02-24 20:47||jmcgrew||Effect||(serious) Compiler rejects valid code => (critical) Compiler crashes|
|2011-02-24 20:47||jmcgrew||Severity||mild => critical|
|2011-02-24 20:47||jmcgrew||Additional Information Updated||View Revisions|
|2011-02-24 20:47||jmcgrew||Status||new => acknowledged|
|2011-02-27 19:28||EmacsUser||Status||acknowledged => confirmed|
|2011-03-01 15:49||EmacsUser||Relationship added||related to 0000541|
|2011-10-07 12:33||graham||Note Added: 0001324|
|2011-10-07 12:33||graham||Status||confirmed => resolved|
|2011-10-07 12:33||graham||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2011-10-07 12:33||graham||Assigned To||=> graham|
|2014-05-07 07:34||jmcgrew||Fixed in Version||=> 6L02|
|2014-05-07 07:34||jmcgrew||Status||resolved => closed|
|2014-09-15 17:34||curiousdannii||Note Added: 0003183|
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