repeat with times
bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Thu May 23 12:14:34 EDT 2019
It may have passed in the past (ahem) because the engine might have thought you were trying to multiply 5 by empty, and if that is allowed (empty interpreted as 1) then the parser would go, "Okay, sure!"
I just put "put 5 times empty" into the message box and got 5. "put 5 times" also gives me 5. So syntactically "repeat with y =1 to 5 times" resolves to "repeat with y = 1 to (5 * 1)" and so parses fine.
That it does NOT parse in 9.5 makes me curious as to what changed in the parser.
> On May 21, 2019, at 12:04 , dunbarxx via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> What Ludovic suggests is not just a shortCut. You can say:
> repeat 5
> or repeat 5 times
> but you could never say:
> repeat with y =1 to 5 times
> It is not a regression, that is, something in the latest v.9 build, it is
> bad syntax.
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