[Gretl-devel] Strange behavior executing function package w/o dataset

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Wed Jul 1 12:05:45 EDT 2015

On Wed, 1 Jul 2015, Sven Schreiber wrote:

> Am 19.06.2015 um 11:38 schrieb Sven Schreiber:
>> Am 19.06.2015 um 10:57 schrieb Allin Cottrell:
>>> The behavior of opening the sample script in response to "Execute" when
>>> a package requires data that are not in place is relatively new; we used
>>> to present the message you mention. Perhaps we should present a dialog
>>> that contains that message but offers the option of opening the sample
>>> script?
>> Personally I think that would be good, yes.
> It just happened to me again, and I had to look up this thread to remember 
> the solution (no dataset in place) why the package seemingly "didn't work". 
> So even though my own memory is to blame, yes I find this very confusing.

I've now added a dialog in CVS. If you click the Exec button for (or 
double-click on) a function package that needs data that are not 
present, you get a Yes/No dialog with the text:

"This package requires data that are not currently in place.
Would you like to open its sample script?"


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