[texworks] SCRIPTS: TW.getItem() returning everything lower case?

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 10:47:14 CET 2010

P.S. found this reference on a related matter ...

   "... combo-box can be adjusted for case-sensitivity ..."



On 22 December 2010 22:27, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 21 December 2010 09:30, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2010-12-16 00:06, Paul A Norman wrote:
>>> Just double click on it, establishes its own shell session for responses.
>> Sounds good.
>>> And works perfectly, problem does not reoccur.
> Yes there are so many differences obviously between this direct
> applying of the data to the Script engine and the full process that Tw
> goes through in loading / establishing / delpoying a script.
>> Also sounds good in itself, but bad in the sense that it doesn't really
>> bring us closer to resolving the issue in Tw. It only suggests that
>> there is indeed some problem in our code :(.
> Unless something potentially relevant was known to have been be
> changed in Tw - I would tend to probably still look to some change in
> Qt Framework.
> Can you think of anything in Tw that could actually cause this?
> Only thought I have had - is there any where that Tw needs to
> explicitly tell Qt in C++ that dropdown type dialogues need to be
> treated as case sensitive?
> What I am thinking is that may be this was once the default in Qt (so
> Tw set nothing and things just worked  - as they used to with this in
> Tw, ) and then they changed Qt to require it to be explicitly stated -
> or it is broken in there? Or some such thing.
> There was something I read a few weeks ago and I have not found my way
> back to it yet to check what the details were  actually all about it
> might be this ...
> I'm not a C++ guy as you know but maybe there is something that  now
> needs to be set with QStringList about case sensativity
> Qt::CaseSensitivity cs = Qt::CaseSensitive
> It seems that should not be necessary as CaseSensative is the default
> but may be it needs to be set as something is broken somewhere in
> newer Qts ?
> http://doc.qt.nokia.com/stable/qstringlist.html
> getItem is using QStringList it seems probably to get the User's
> choice. It almost seems that Qt searches the array to match it and
> CaseInsensatively finds the first match to the actual choice - which
> may not be the actual item the User has chosen?
> Wild thoughts ... but there you are.
> Recap - Somehow with AAA Abc, abc, ABC  for choices above position [0]
> eventually only Abc will be returned no matter what is chosen.
>> BTW: does the problem persist with the latest test builds of Tw (i.e.,
>> with those using Qt 4.7.1)?
> Yes, I have today tried it on your last - 726 and it kicked in on the
> fourth of fifth use of the drop down getItem(). At first it was ok,
> but for some reason it kicks in later sometimes.
> Annoyingly fickle. I just can;pt think what might be affecting it.
> I' think I have ruled out the fact that you are cross compiling, as it
> does it on the last version I compiled actually under Xp, on a
> different machine to my work one,  my self which was 649 (marked
> personal)
> For consistency with these sorts of things I have been relying on your
> releases since then.
> Paul
>> -Stefan

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