XCode is driving me insane!

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by MythicFrost, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #1
    This issue I'm having is making work VERY hard, I hope someone can help.

    When I'm typing the code it will at some point (every 5-10 minutes) scramble itself, syntax colouring is messed up, parts of the words are missing, it automatically moves my cursor to somewhere else, I can't read things properly, and undo/redo screws up, etc.
    The easiest solution is to select another file in my project and then the one I was having trouble with, unfortunately, it can sometimes happen very often.

    I've even had an error saying something about an index (from xcode) and asking if I wanted to continue or quit.
    In fact, I've actually found xcode is modifying some of my code elsewhere, just little bits.

    So, when I compile, I find I have 9 new errors or something from code that I haven't modified since I last compiled... which is very unproductive, fixing errors that shouldn't exist.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Let's get the abundantly obvious questions you didn't answer out of the way first:

    What version of Xcode, and on what version of OS X?
     
  3. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #3
    It's late, I forgot.

    OSX 10.6.4, XCode 3.2.3 (prelease) -- I've also had this problem on earlier versions though, of both OSX and XCode.
     
  4. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    #4
    Next, what all have you tried to fix it?

    • If you log in as a clean user on your system, is the issue still there?
    • Do you have random issues in other apps on the machine?
    • Does Xcode crash? If so, what do the crash reports tell you about where it crashed?
    • Do you have haxies installed?
    • Have you tried running a proper uninstall/reinstall of Xcode?
    • Is there anything at all you can think of that might be remotely relevant?
     
  5. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

    MythicFrost

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    #5
    Thanks for your reply,
    I have no haxies installed, I can't think of anything relevant, and I don't have random issues with apps on my system.

    XCode has crashed, but frequency varies, it does come up with some strange error from time to time but I always click continue (instead of quit) because I don't want to lose my work.

    I've not tried a re-install, or it on another account. I'll give the latter a try and then the former if nothing else works.
     

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