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Bad example in the help file

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In the example for IniReadSection, this line:

Local $sSection = "Title=AutoIt" & @CRLF & "Version=" & @AutoItVersion & @CRLF & "OS=" & @OSVersion

should not use @CRLF, because $sSection variable is later used as data for IniWriteSection (which expects @LF delimiters).

If you run the example, the resulting ini file has some CRCRLF line endings.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

It has already been fixed if I remember correctly. I think BrewManNH did it?

Edit: Yep, I have good memory it seems.

Edited by guinness

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The help page says : The function will sets the @error flag to 1 if the data format is invalid.

But there is no format check, the @error will never be set to 1.

I did open a ticket on the bug tracker #2437, where the answer was :

However, absolutely no checking is done on the string format at all, so completely invalid strings can still be written. That is more of an issue.

I still believe it is up to programmer to make sure the data they are writing is correct though.

So at least, the help page should be updated, no ?

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jguinch,

We're talking about two different functions here. But as for the help file being wrong for IniWriteSection(), it isn't, as it sates if is wrong, which in your example is still acceptable as far as the function is concerned.


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

i dont know what the middle segment is trying to convey, looks like a small stroke :)    But im guessing his example was not one of a bad datatype?  on that premise:

if it says it sets error to 1 at a bad data type, but does not check data type.  I am curious as to why that was a 'wont fix', does it actually check datatype and return an error?.

also while digressed to iniwritesection help:

the array must be 2-dimensional and the second dimension must be 2 elements

 

 

what does "the second dimension must be 2 elements" mean?  the first example declares a normal 2d array, with what appear to be single elements in the second dimension (im assuming because again i dont know what that means).  Is the current statement attempting to explain anything more than:

"the array must be 2d."

*  I think i understand it now.  "You have to have two values, otherwise you would just use the string method?"

Edited by boththose

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