All symbol instances reset after in-place editing the master instance
Ai 2023 (27.7 it says in the info), MacBook Pro, MacOS Ventura (13.3.1 (a)). When I enter an in-place symbol editing mode, and, still in that mode, enter another in-place editing mode (so there are two nested symbol editing modes), and, delete some path in the nested symbol, all instances of that symbol get reset, and work (in our case a lot of work) is lost.
When I first exit the initial symbol editing mode, and then enter the symbol editing mode for the other symbol (thus avoiding the nesting of editing modes), the instances don't reset.
I didn't notice the instances got reset for a rather long time and had to manually fix things using a backup copy I luckily kept, but this is a really dangerous bug.
I see now, thanks. So editing of a dynamic symbol A, nested into another symbol B makes all locally modified instances of A loose their dynamic attributes, when it’s edited inside of B.
A bug indeed!
Pavel Bažant commented
Here is a screen recording that demonstrates the bug. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eSPs45_qYa9WlCzbkK7kUUICHooSQxYM/view?usp=sharing
Pavel, can you please record a short demo of the problem and share a test file you will use in it, so that the team can reproduce the problem clearly?
I try to reproduce this naively and fail — if I make the changes to symbol A and then go deeper to make some changes to the nested symbol B — all changes get respected when I exit the editing mode.