Topic: "Project modified" flag detection on first opening exstg project
Ver 2.34, Windows.
I have just encountered an unexpected condition. The occurrence ir extremely trivial, and it may even be that this is intended SF behaviour, but, intuitively, it seems a bit strange, so I'm reporting it just in case there's some kind of very small small fault.
Sequence of actions:
(1) booting the laptop from 'off' (ie not just bringing it back from 'sleep' or 'hibernation'.).
(2) starting SF by double-clicking the SF icon (ie SF not already running and brought to the front);
(3) opening an existing project by double-clicking it in the SF 'Recent Projects' list;
(4) trying either to (a) RUN the program or (b) BUILD the executable:
Result straight after (4):
"Error: please save the Project before proceeding".
This seems odd. At the moment of starting SF, none of the files for any of the projects has been opened yet. When then initiating a project-opening action, all of the source files and project data files in that selected project are still in a closed state. I assume that opening the project opens the .prj file, so that SF can read the list of files it is going to need, and maybe that it opens the source files and starts syntax checking if necessary, but none of the source files or any other project data files has yet been opened for editing.
I could understand this msg if, immediately after opening the project, I had edited a file or two and had then tried to RUN or BUILD without first saving, but when all files are in the as-just-opened and un-tempered state, I am not expecting to see this message.
What MIGHT have happened is that I might have shut-down the laptop without first saving a project properly or at all (I don't recall whether I did this, but it is a distinct possibility). What I know I did not do is just to cut the power. I certainly did a proper shut-down, but I then left it to shut down and I didn't monitor it for any "do you want to save files?" prompts. If my actions did focibly close SF with an unsaved project, I'd expect all files to have been forcibly but properly closed, losing any changes I'd made.
In being prompted now to save a project I've only just opened, I am surely being prompted to do something that does nothing at all. My guess is that a forced shut-down might have left the .prj file or some log file somewhere in the system out of sync with the project source files.
I've rambled on for too long and this is getting incoherent, so I'll stop. Needless to say, I was able to clear this slight hiccup very easily, and I am reporting it now only in case it is useful feedback, Jeff.