The 'startup' message not working in IDE

Jerry Jensen jerry at
Thu Jun 9 20:11:59 EDT 2016

True, true. in that example the “;” separates the declaration command from the assignment command. My mistake.

However, here is an example that does the assignment right in the declaration command, on the fly:
It seems to work (!). Honestly, I half expected it to fail on the first do.

on mouseUp
local tStr, tOut
put empty into tOut
put empty into msg
repeat with x=1 to 3
  put "local tVar_" & x & "=" & 2*x into tStr
  do tStr
  put tStr & cr after msg
  put "put tVar_" & x & " after tOut" into tStr
  do tStr
  put tStr & cr after msg
end repeat
put tOut after msg
end mouseUp


> On Jun 8, 2016, at 9:15 PM, Mark Wieder <mwieder at> wrote:
> On 06/08/2016 07:40 PM, Jerry Jensen wrote:
>> The dictionary claims that it is legal syntax (in 7 and 8). The example therein shows that handler locals can be declared and assigned values at runtime using a do in a loop. I would never have thought of that!
> If you're referring to the dictionary example
> repeat with x=1 to 20
>  do "local tVar_" & x & "; put empty into tVar_" & x
> end repeat
> then that's two separate commands, which is different from
> local tVar3 = empty
> -- 
> Mark Wieder
> ahsoftware at
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