Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 19:58:16 -0400
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From: Greg Chulsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Running PROGRAM>...
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I am writing a syntax file that, when run, reads in files, does some
processing, and "spits out" new files. The processing includes a short
piece of Python code. Initially, the syntax I wrote did this only for
one file, and then I created a macro with loops (with the help of some
very helpful people on this mailing list) to make it repeat the process
for over 1,000 files.
Before the loops, the syntax would run very quickly. As it ran, at the
bottom of each window, it would tell me what exactly it was doing at
that moment (e.g. Running COMPUTE, Running EXECUTE, Running BEGIN
Now I have added the loops and am trying to run it; for the first few
minutes, the text on the bottom reads "Running DEFINE". This makes
sense to me, as it is parsing a LOT of lines. The next thing that
appears for any significant length of time is "Running PROGRAM>...", and
at this point, it appears to freeze. It does not matter how long I
wait; it does not come out of this state. This was not a message that
ever appeared before the loops. The output window shows no errors.
Does anybody know what could be wrong? Thank you in advance!
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