Reading and writing globals by script
dfepstein at comcast.net
Sat Aug 10 15:00:54 EDT 2019
I want to write a function that will read and write to any named global. What I have below seems to work, but I’m not sure quite why. Usually, “put gName into oldVal” for a global named gName would put the value, not the name, of that global into oldVal. But here it does not.
function globalSwap gName,gVal
-- Return the existing value of global gName and load gVal into that same global
do "global" && gName
do "put" && gName && "into oldVal" # "put gName into oldVal" doesn't work here.
do "put gVal into" && gName
Is there some way to write this with fewer or no uses of “do”?
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