Newbie questions

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Oct 18 17:57:25 EDT 2003


Paul Malloy wrote:

> I am a former HyperCard, SuperCard and OMO user who has just purchased
> Revolution. Good to see many familiar names on this list.
> 
> I am trying to port some OMO stacks to Revolution by pasting the scripts
> into objects in Rev. I am running into a very basic problem: None of my
> scripts execute. For example, I have this script in card 2
> 
> on closecard
> global name, age, education, occupation, gender, handedness, marital
> put fld "name" into name
> put fld "age" into age
> put fld "education" into education
> put fld "occupation" into occupation
> put button "gender" into gender
> put button "handedness" into handedness
> put button "marital" into marital
> put empty into fld "name"
> put empty into fld "age"
> put empty into fld "education"
> put empty into fld "occupation"
> end closecard
> 
> And this script in card 3:
> 
> on opencard
> global name, age, education, gender, handedness
> put name into fld "name"
> put age into fld "age"
> put education into fld "education"
> put gender into fld "gender"
> put handedness into fld "handedness"
> end opencard
> 
> Nothing happens when I go to card 3. I get this error message, which makes
> no sense to me. Am I making a mistake is syntax?
> 
> compiling at 5:48:17 PM
> Type    global: not a valid variable name
> Object    Demographics
> Line    global name, age, education, occupation, gender, handedness, marital
> Hint    name

"name" is a reserved keyword, and as such cannot be mirrored as a global var
name.

I'm surprised that worked in other xTalks.  Small price to pay for orders of
magnitude greater speed...

-- 
 Richard Gaskin 
 Fourth World Media Corporation
 Developer of WebMerge: Publish any database on any Web site
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