Was tracking down a bug in my app and couldnt figure out what was wrong initially.
All the code seemed right but setting a value to code like
value = string.ToInteger
seemed to be the culprit. Sure enough the string contained a value like 3.0e+2 (an integer expressed in exponential form) But the docs say
But experience was telling me this wasnt true
So a quick test in 2021r2.1 with
Dim s As String = "3.0e+2" Dim i1 As Int32 = Val(s) Dim i2 As Int32 = s.Val Dim i3 As Int32 = s.ToInteger Break
shows that indeed i1 = 300, i2 = 300, and i3 is 3 not 300 like I would have expected. I changed my use of ToInteger to Val and things work as expected.
Be careful out there
EDIT : reported bug http://feedback.xojo.com/case/65567