dsc at swcp.com
Mon Jun 13 17:46:46 EDT 2016
The comma is an infix string concatenation operator much like & and &&.
is the same as
a & comma & b
This can get you into trouble if you accidentally put parentheses around command parameters. You end up with one argument, a comma separated list. The compiler doesn't catch it because it is valid.
> On Jun 13, 2016, at 3:34 PM, Graham Samuel <livfoss at mac.com> wrote:
> In the BMI example which introduces LC 8, there occurs this line of script:
> put the cHeight of this stack, the cWeight of this stack into tCoordinates
> This has the effect of putting two values (the values of the two custom props) separated by a comma into the variable ‘tCoordinates’. I was surprised by this. Has it always been legal to do this kind of thing without an overt string expression? I would have expected to have to do
> put (the cHeight of this stack) & ”,” & (the cWeight of this stack) into tCoordinates
> I don’t see in the first version how LC ‘knows’ that the separating comma is legitimate.
> Is everyone else OK with this?
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