Arrays: new and old keys, i
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Thu Sep 11 16:13:15 CDT 2008
On Sep 11, 2008, at 5:02 PM, Björnke von Gierke wrote:
> On 11 Sep 2008, at 22:49, Trevor DeVore wrote:
>> put "some string" into theValue
>> put "[people][name]" into theKey ## assume you didn't know the
>> full path to the key in advance.
>> put "put theValue into theArrayA" & theKey into theDo
>> do theDo
> I'm not sure I understand the problem here, what prohibits the use
> of the following way to achieve the above?
> on mouseUp
> put "people" into theFirst
> put "1" into theSecond
> put "Name" into theThird
> put "some string" into theArrayA[theFirst][theSecond][theThird]
> end mouseUp
> Besides less readability, more lines of code, etc. of course. Still
> if you don't know what the keys will be beforehand, then you'll have
> them individually in vars anyway, right?
> Probably not understanding the problem correctly
In your example above you assume that you know there are three
dimensions. But what if you do not know how many dimensions you will
be referencing? When this is the case then your variable is going to
have the full path (from 1 to x number of dimensions) but the engine
does not have a means of using that variable to grab the keys value
without resorting to 'do'.
And yes, there are times when having this ability is very useful.
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