Shog9's edit to this question specified that the version of Xcode being used was Xcode 5. This wasn't previously detailed in the question, and as a result, this answer (which basically consists of "Upgrade to Xcode 5") had been rendered nonsensical.

The question is probably more useful in its current form, but if we're going to keep it that way, the now-irrelevant answer should probably be nuked.

I'm not sure whether Shog9 put in the version number to match the accepted answer, whether he put it in by error, or whether there were (now-deleted) comments by the question asker stating that he was using Xcode 5.

I wasn't sure whether the appropriate course of action was, so I thought I'd make a Meta post and see what others made of it.

  • You can always @ ask him – Richard Tingle Oct 27 '13 at 19:29
  • @RichardTingle Where? That only works in reply to a comment, right? – Mark Amery Oct 27 '13 at 19:30
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    @Shog9 In case notifying you like this actually works, please check out this question. – Mark Amery Oct 27 '13 at 19:31
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    No, any (successful) editor can be @ replied to on post they edited – Richard Tingle Oct 27 '13 at 19:31
  • @RichardTingle Aha. I didn't know that. I'll @-reply to him on the question, then. – Mark Amery Oct 27 '13 at 19:31
  • Possible duplicate of: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2322/… – Gabriele Petronella Oct 27 '13 at 20:12

My edits were triggered by this question.

There are several previous questions on using previous versions of Xcode with iOS 7, to which the answers all boil down to "install Xcode 5". This question got the same response - seven times. 5 comments and 2 answers all helpfully informed the asker that an upgrade to Xcode 5 would solve his problem...

One answer provided information on resolving the problem if it still existed with Xcode 5 installed. And that was the accepted answer.

So we're left with a situation where the question is either a duplicate, or specific to Xcode 5. Given the evidence, I think the latter is a safer bet - so I edited the question to reflect this.

The comments have been cleaned up, and one of the answers was deleted by its author long ago. Leaving another answer for folks who haven't upgraded doesn't seem like a bad idea, so I've updated that answer with a link to an older question on the XCode 4 issue.

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    Fair enough. I'm slightly concerned that the Xcode 4 answer will unfairly get (reasonably) downvoted for not answering the question as currently written, though. Indeed, I was going to downvote it myself before noticing that the Xcode version was only specified by your edit. – Mark Amery Oct 27 '13 at 19:59
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    I suppose we could further edit that answer to discourage this perception. Fixing the grammar wouldn't hurt either. Done! – Shog9 Oct 27 '13 at 20:05
  • Nice. I think that's everything taken care of. – Mark Amery Oct 27 '13 at 20:07
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    The accepted answer was a guess about the Xcode version just as much as the other answers, but it happened to be a correct guess. It doesn't seem "unfair" that an answer predicated on an incorrect guess, and not really a useful solution to the problem, should be downvoted. In fact, it wouldn't be unreasonable for it to be removed by its author. Shog, your edit certainly makes it more helpful, but it's now basically a link to another problem -- "if you got here by mistake, look over there". – Josh Caswell Oct 27 '13 at 20:07
  • Exactly, @Josh - the answer would serve primarily to cross-reference the topics. – Shog9 Oct 27 '13 at 20:12
  • ...which is usually a function we reserve for comments, but... /me shrugs. – Josh Caswell Oct 27 '13 at 20:16
  • I kinda hate comments for this. Most folks can't edit comments. Editing links into the question is also good though. – Shog9 Oct 27 '13 at 20:17

Anyone who edits a question can be @replied to. So in the first instance the appropriate action to take if you have questions regarding an edit is to ask the editor.

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