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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Compiling unchanged form creates an error?

    I haven't seen this myself, yet, but I've been told not to open any production forms because compiling them, even without making changes, will more often than not cause the FMX to fail. My experience is the opposite, that sometimes compiling a form without making changes can fix an FMX that's failing. The latter makes sense to me as there are many things that can corrupt a file-but the former doesn't. Does anybody know what might be causing this? Or is it a myth that the PTB here believe? Thanks.
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    >Does anybody know what might be causing this?
    If an object the form depends upon changes, this change may render the form invalid.
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    That's an idea. It doesn't agree with what I've been told, but I've heard the "nothing's been changed" mantra so often that I don't necessarily believe it any more. When (if) it happens to me then I should have the opportunity to see if your idea is correct. Thanks.
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    software does NOT spontaneously break.
    if/when behavior changes, then SOMETHING (else) changed too.
    You can lead some folks to knowledge, but you can not make them think.
    The average person thinks he's above average!
    For most folks, they don't know, what they don't know.
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    Well, no. I *have* seen files get corrupted for no apparent reason-but that's the type of breakage that recompiling fixes. But if the compiler were spontaneously breaking then 1) I seriously doubt that it'd be reporting a successful compile and 2) once broken I also doubt that it would ever fix itself. So I agree with you about this problem-something is being changed, but nobody seems to know what it is.

    Thanks.
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