Warn if multiple same procedures files are found?
Mon, 12/06/2021 - 10:16 am
Over years I had rare, but annoying issue with users who accidentally had same named procedure files in their User Procedures search path. Always by accident - old files, old links to multiple user files locations,... It is my understanding, that Igor loads the first ipf file with correct name found - and that can cause problems if that is some obsolete file. But users are generally not aware that they have this problem and I get reports with bugs fixed years ago even after they installed new versions of packages.
And yes, my installler tries to delete all copies of obsolete files before copying new one, but some may be read only or available only randomly, so it does not work always.
Should Igor throw error when multiple files with the same names are found in the search path for user procedure files? At least provide some warning? I believe that this situation should be always considered as major problem.