Search path discussion


RE: Search path discussion
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I remember an experiment I did way back when I started editing parts.

A default set-up of libraries have two folders, Parts and Unofficial/Parts.
A full dowload of all unofficial files will create a set of duplicated parts. A recycled partnumber will end up both in Parts and Unofficial Parts. 2 versions of the same partnumber.

To understand which file I was seeing in MLCad I edited the version in Unofficial. I gave it a different description and I coloured sections of it red. 
When I opened MLCad and generated a new part.lst and updated the library, I saw the old description from the official file in the Parts-folder, but the red geometry from the file in the Unofficial/Parts-folder. (... or vice versa. I can't remember now.)

It's a long time since I used MLCad, and a new version is released now, but I think this illustrate very well what could/will happen.

I have since then been removing old files from the official Parts-folder, and placed the updated version in Unofficial/Parts-folder.
Every official part release ends with me sitting at my desk and sorting all the files so that I don't have any duplicated partnumbers present.
I want to know that the geometry I see, in any editor, is the updated version.
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Search path discussion - by Orion Pobursky - 2021-03-16, 13:26
RE: Search path discussion - by Travis Cobbs - 2021-03-16, 22:11
RE: Search path discussion - by Travis Cobbs - 2021-03-16, 22:09
RE: Search path discussion - by Travis Cobbs - 2021-03-17, 19:27
RE: Search path discussion - by Magnus Forsberg - 2021-04-14, 14:49
RE: Search path discussion - by Travis Cobbs - 2021-04-14, 18:09
RE: Search path discussion - by Travis Cobbs - 2021-04-15, 20:14

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