MusicXML import - attempting to fix badly read triplets causes crash

• Dec 11, 2018 - 09:41
Reported version
P1 - High
S2 - Critical
PR created

Import the xml file
in the third bar, on the third beat, click on the little "3" digit (the upper one)
press delete -> crash

(the musicXML file was exported from a music OCR software)

Attachment Size
O_Mati_vznesena.xml 239.71 KB


Status active needs info
Priority P0 - Critical

Which build are you using (see Help / About, click the button next to "Revision" and paste here).

I don't see a crash in current build.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Picture added to show exactly what to click on (what thing to select before you press delete key)
It crashes when I use this:

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.0.0, revision: 6ba431b

also crashes with the newest one I've just downloaded and with 2.3.2
OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 01e2f04

Attachment Size
Capture.PNG 32.63 KB
Priority P0 - Critical P1 - High
Workaround No Yes

Dividing by 0 is not good indeed, but not as critical as other issues. So need to be fixed asap after release. Workaround is to edit and fix the malformed triplet in the musicxml file.

In reply to by Anatoly-os

This issue is not as serious as it looks:
- it happens only for a malformed tuplet (in which case the MusicXML importer fails to correctly initialise all tuplet data structures)
- it happens only the first time after loading the MusicXML file (saving in MuseScore format and then loading the MuseScore file solves the issue)

Furthermore, the fix is not entirely trivial and will take some time to correctly implement

In reply to by Leon Vinken

After investigating the various ways in which a malformed MusicXML tuplet crashes MuseScore, my conclusion is:
- the structural solution should be to always create a complete tuplet (filling with rests if necessary) even if the tuplets are incomplete or malformed in the MusicXML file
- this is not just "non-trivial", but actually a quite a complex change, requiring a redesign of the note handling in the MusicXML importer
- nevertheless I feel this is worthwhile, as the note handling code currently is overly complex and should be improved