functions in other stacks: how to call?
dsc at swcp.com
Sun Dec 1 18:06:01 EST 2002
On Sunday, December 1, 2002, at 01:32 PM, Jeanne A. E. DeVoto wrote:
> At 8:20 AM -0800 12/1/02, Oliver Hardt wrote:
>> hello: i have a project with several stacks. if i am in stack A and
>> want to call a function that is in the stack script of stack B, how
>> do i do it?
> put value("myFunction()", stack "My Stack) into myValue
> Generally, the value function is more appropriate if you have a
> need to call a function that's in an object not in the message path;
> "insert script" and "start using" are more appropriate if you need to
> functions from time to time throughout your app.
I have used this. This is better than my call-return trick. I had
tried the trick to see if it would avoid a limitation and forgot to go
Both get the right "me".
However, both have the same limitation. Without a lot of work, they
both are limited to simple constant parameters. As soon as I use a
variable as a parameter to the function, I have problems. This works:
put value("myFunction(23)", stack "My Stack") into myValue
This does not:
put complicatedString() into alpha
put value("myFunction(alpha)", stack "My Stack") into myValue
Is there a way to pass general parameters?
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