Testing for numerics
mark at maseurope.net
Wed Oct 4 22:00:35 EDT 2006
Robert, though this has nothing to do with type-checking, you can
initialise variables to whatever you like when you declare them, so
global gAGlobal = empty
local aLocal = null
On 5 Oct 2006, at 08:47, Robert Sneidar wrote:
> I think this underscores the need for REAL type checking. I was
> told that a positive integer would return true if "is a date" is used.
> As easy as non-typed variables are, it often becomes necessary to
> check for such things. I for one would like to be able to have the
> option of having new global variables initialized with NULL or
> UNDEFINED or something, so that I can check for the first time
> initialization of said variables. Maybe there could be an addition
> to the global/local variable declaration so that if you include an
> arguement and the variable is undefined as of yet, it will
> initialize the variable with your arguement as in:
> global bobtest "NULL"
> If bobtest already exists it will leave it as is, but if not it
> will initialize it with the string "NULL" or whatever you tell it to.
> <sigh> if only I ruled the world...
> Bob Sneidar
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