undeclared variables getting through in Strict Compilation mode

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Mon Feb 16 19:06:57 EST 2015


Certainly good to have naming conventions.  Unfortunately, it doesn't
prevent the infamous "name shadows another variable" compile error.
Although I seem to be getting far fewer of those now I've moved to more
recent LC versions.

On Mon Feb 16 2015 at 3:55:51 PM Bob Sneidar <bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com>
wrote:

> The simple way to avoid that in the future is what many have suggested for
> the eons we have been posting on this list: Name your variables in such a
> way that they *cannot* conflict. For instance, globals should start with a
> g as in gFormApp. Local variables might start with an l (some say p but
> others say that should be for passed parameters). It’s really up to you.
> the important thing is that simply by looking at a variable, you can know
> it’s “scope” (pseudo scope I suppose since LC does not really scope
> variables).
>
> Bob S
>
>
> > On Feb 16, 2015, at 13:19 , Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 11:07 AM, J. Landman Gay <
> jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Is the global declared at the top of the script? Are you trying to use a
> >> local variable in a handler with the same name as the global?
> >>
> >>
> > no & nope.
> >
> > There is a single local variable declared outside of any scripts (to flag
> > initialization when returning to the mainstack).  No globals declared
> > outside of handlers.
> >
> > These are declared global inside handlers, so declaring them local should
> > cause an error with strict compilation.
> >
> > When I step through, the array gets elements, and they disappear when
> > returning to the calling program.
> >
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