I don't know about "this" version... but I have used previous versions of this program on my Mac.... I have not looked at this version (yet). but truth be told I have only used one section..... The parts to look for unused variables, unused methods.... None of the rest were of added value.... But I will check this out over the weekend and let you know.
I hope that in addition to letting Jason know you will let me (and others) know as well, since I was the one who requested feedback and have freely given the program (including complete source code) to anyone interested.
Incidentally, I was glad to see that you liked my idea of writing a program emulating the BASICs of the 1970's and 1980's, even (as far as I know) you have chosen NOT to make your source code for that freely available. That is certainly your right, although over the years I have chosen otherwise regarding my own source code. It has been freely shared, "warts and all."
I did appreciate your note to Jason, who has the choice to look at CodeHelper (including source code) for himself or to let you look at them "over the weekend"
and let him know what to think of my program. Since I started this message thread and since you published your note publicly, however, I trust that you will not object to my sharing some comments on your comments.
First, I am glad to hear from you that in CodeHelper -- which contains more than 100 tasks it can perform, many of which are difficult or near-impossible to do otherwise -- you did find "one section" that you used, even though you thought that "None of the rest were of added value." If even one section was useful to you, I'm glad (and CodeHelper was my gift to the community; it did not cost you or anyone else anything).
Second, you say, "... truth be told I have only used one section..... The parts to look for unused variables, unused methods.... None of the rest were of added value..." (That one section, by the way, also checked variables and properties for duplicates and looked for unused properties.) Fair enough. But since most of CodeHelper's hundred routines accomplish things ordinarily difficult to do, would you not grant that other people (such as Jason?) may find sections useful to them that may not be of interest to you?
One thing to keep in mind is that since you have the source code, you do not have to use the routines "as is." You can adapt the code to your own purposes, (and you do not have to learn things the hard way as I did). CodeHelper is intended for programmers who have some ability to write and modify programs. Do you know of any other program (with source code freely provided) that does such a variety of tasks based on Real Software's XML format for RB Projects?
The operative word is variety. You can certainly use CodeHelper "as is" (that's the way I primarily use it), but you also have the freedom to build on CodeHelper to include special tasks that match up with your own purposes and interests.