let me rephrase that
dsc at swcp.com
Tue Feb 24 07:22:09 CST 2004
On Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at 05:54 AM, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
> What does nested mean to me?
Still on bugzilla wish list as multidimensional arrays.
> What would it benefit me to have it appear multidimensional?
> 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..?????
Suppose you have several projects, "Let hair grow long", "Scrub
reactor", "Learn Attic Greek". Each project has a "Goal Description",
"Log", "Target Date", and optionally "Mascot". To make a virtually
multidimensional array, use the comma operator to build a single
dimensional key. Like this:
Put "Cool Ponytail!" into projects["Let hair grow long","Goal
> 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.
An alternative is to put the attributes of each project into items of a
string. Perhaps you can define functions and handlers to get or set
each attribute, given the project value:
function getGoalDescription projVal
return item 1 of projVal
handler setGoalDescription @projVal goalDescription
put goalDescription into item 1 of projVal
function getGoalDescriptionFromArray projName
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