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I am wondering if someone could advice me.

Editor problem.

When I am inside the editor and change a module, the editor ask me when ending if I want to save my changes or not.

But many times it does not ask but only saves.

This makes it difficult for me to escape without saving.

Also if I have not closed the module, the same module pops up when I enter the editor again.

Can I change these behaviors in some way?

What is good practice.

If you build many functions inside your program, would you put all the includes on top of your program or let the includes be kept inside each function? Keeping them inside each function will also mean duplicates.


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For your second question look into #include-once

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Editor problem.

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Asuming you are using SciTE then the properies causing this behaviour are:

the editor ask me when ending if I want to save my changes or not


From SciTE Help: "The classic GUI question. Normally, when SciTE is about to close a file which has unsaved edits it asks this annoying question. To turn off the question, set are.you.sure to 0 and files will be automatically saved without bothering the user. To abandon edits to a file use the New command. New always asks "Are you sure?" giving an opportunity to not save the file."

the same module pops up when I enter the editor again


Ibid: "Setting save.recent causes the most recently used files list to be saved on exit in the session file and read at start up."

These values are set in the SciTE Global Options file which you can access via the <Options> menu. In my default setting I have:



You obviously want save.recent=0 and need to check are.you.sure. :P

If you do change them, I would strongly advise not changing the Global Option file - you will lose any changes there at the next update. Just add the lines altered as you wish to your User Option file (also accessible via the <Options> menu) - but pay attention to these lines:


Put them here ! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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Also, includes should go at the top of the script. They are included wether in a function or not.

If you are using SciTe, be aware it saves any changes made when you run the script even just to test it.



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Thanks nitekram, very good, so it is all a matter of taste then.

Thanks Melba23, fantastic, you really helped me there, I was totally unaware of the options and the way it should be done.

Just to get what I am used to I changed 3 of them to see how it goes:

are.you.sure = 1 Not changed.

save.session = 0

save.recent = 0

save.position = 0

Thanks kaotbliss, that is what I have not understood and which have caused me a lot of problems - saving automatically when I run it.

Your recommendation about includes is much appreciated.

Thanks for your kind help everyone.

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