Value of function from a group NOT in the message path
dsc at swcp.com
Wed Jun 16 15:11:43 CDT 2004
On Jun 16, 2004, at 10:20 AM, Troy Rollins wrote:
> I also see the value in "value", but am now thinking that the model
> for retrieval of "private properties" in the form of script locals,
> should probably be standardized (for me) to using a getProp mechanism
> which populates a customKey for the requester to read. Is that more
> the recommended convention? Obviously, I'm used to having "getter" and
> "setter" functions, which read and return object (in the true OOP
> terms) properties and return values, but it seems that Transcript
> enjoys a slightly different mechanism and approach for this.
If the properties are independent of each other and of built-in
properties, you can simply access them as you would built-in
properties. You don't need any getter or setter.
If you want to check the value, use setprop.
If you need to do some I/O or set dependent properties or custom
properties, use setprop.
A dependent property need not be real and can be calculated on the fly
You can store values as properties or as ephemeral values in local
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