On Sun, 23 Feb 2020, Alecos Papadopoulos wrote:
I run gretl 2019d for windows 64bit.
In previous versions the order of opening an (existing) .inp file and a
(existing) .gretl file did not matter.
One could open first a .gretl file, then open a .inp file, choose "No" to the
question "Start a new gretl instance?" and the two would be linked and the
script in the .inp file could draw data from the .gretl file immediately,
without the script in the .inp file containing a command to that effect.
But also, one could start by opening first the .inp file, etc. and things
worked the same way.
Not in the 2019d version though. Here it appears it only works if one opens
first the .inp file and then the .gretl file, but not the other way around.
When you say it "only works" if you first open the .inp (script)
file, that implies that it doesn't work if you first open the .gretl
(session) file. But what does "not working" mean, specifically, in
the second case? What happens: Do you get an error message? Or does
the script open OK but the prior session is cleared out of memory?
I've tried experimenting on Linux and can't reproduce a problem, but
Windows is different (not POSIX-compliant), and right now I can't
guess what you're seeing.