Handler/Function with same name

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Mon Dec 12 13:48:22 EST 2005


Sunday, December 11, 2005, 4:50:29 PM, you wrote:

> Do they not do the same thing?
> I see that the handler modifies the string passed to it, while the  
> function
> returns a similarly modified copy of the string passed to it, but  
> that was
> the point of it.
> Or am I missing something?

No, that's exactly my point.

trim myString
put trim(myString) into someOtherString

will modify two different strings. In the incarnation of this
operation as a function myString is not modified, and it's not
immediately apparent why not, since the command version does modify

-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at ahsoftware.net

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