Array Filtering

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Mon Jun 18 13:04:41 EDT 2012

Yes, consider a HUGE array. Better to pass by reference. I am going to give Dick's method a try, only with 2 repeat loops to account for the numbered key structure of a Datagrid array. It sure would be nice if the engine had an array conversion feature which converted an array to a sqLite database, and back again don't you think? It would make things like this extremely easy, as all you would have to do is convert, query and convert back. 


On Jun 16, 2012, at 9:21 AM, Dick Kriesel wrote:

> On Jun 16, 2012, at 8:34 AM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>> Wondering why rarray is passed by reference?
> In the spirit of passing by reference, the answer is:
> Refer to the dictionary under "@" for a user contributed note from oliver at
> In the spirit of passing by value, the answer is:
> Passing a parameter by reference means that the data contained in the variable is not duplicated as is the case with normal parameter passing. This is useful in some cases for improving efficiency. Any situation where you are repeatedly passing a large variable to a handler could potentially be speed up by making it a reference parameter. Its important to keep track of which parameters are passed by reference to prevent unexpected behavior. I tend to use a prefix of "r" for reference parameters which a handler mutates ("return parameters", e.g. command getTimeAndDate @rTime, @rDate). 
> -- Dick
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