let me rephrase that
Thomas McGrath III
3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Tue Feb 24 06:54:22 CST 2004
Thanks, I don't really understand the array and it's benefits yet. I am
trying to sink my teeth into it and apply it to my issue in my head.
What does nested mean to me? What would it benefit me to have it appear
The most important thing that seems to make sense to me right now is
the benefits of using a reference name that makes sense.
I like that. It might make things a lot easier to read.
Dar, since I have a dozen items in each line that refer to each button
that is a lot of keys and I can see how it would apply BUT since I have
hundreds of button graphics each with dozens of lines ARE they separate
arrays? Then how to manage the separate arrays.
Or is it part of the same array? like in xml where each is a new main
key and then the dozen item keys..?????
Instead of line 20 item 1 and item 2 to check it would be the keyname
of (button 20) and check its button 1 and button 2 states to act upon.
Thanks again for your patience. I might be slow to learn but once the
stuff is in my head it runs wild.
On Feb 24, 2004, at 2:25 AM, Dar Scott wrote:
> On Monday, February 23, 2004, at 11:39 PM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
>> Which is better for getting multiple pieces of information and acting
>> upon them?
>> An array, custom property sets and custom properties or delimited
>> items in lines in a variable?
> Currently they cannot be nested, but values can be strings that can
> have chunk interpretations. Also, there are ways to use the arrays
> that make them look multidimensional. Keys are strings (no nulls) and
> elements can be any value except array. Since keys are strings, be
> careful with numerical keys; the numberFormat property will apply.
> Custom properties and custom property sets persist in stacks except
> standalones, so whatever you chose above might be stored this way
> Arrays are referenced by name. That can be handy. It might be hard
> to remember if age is item 7 or 8.
> Dar Scott
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