This is a caution regarding the new 2018r1 IDE munging parameter lists during global edit changes.
Hopefully, this warning saves someone else some work.
If you have the keywords ByRef or Optional in a parameter list, your parameters will get munged during global text replacements that alter your parameter list.
For instance. In the IDE, you do a text change from “dummyClass” to “cDummy”
Parameter lists with…
Note the newly missing space after byRef.
Omission of that trailing space after ByRef or Optional can make a tedious mess if you have a lot of methods altered.
This bug also munges ALL the byREF’s and optionals whether or not the immediately following parameter was changed.
If you are doing a big renaming of classes and constants, this adds a lot of fixup work. I was updating an old project to more consistent naming conventions when I ran into this. Added a couple hours to what should have been a quick project.
Feedback 52140 has been submitted to Xojo