cross-stack globals, also, file inclusion

Rob Cozens rcozens at
Wed Oct 22 22:35:21 EDT 2003

>Yeah- sure. There are lots of ways to simulate a global constant. 
>See my getConst() accessor function earlier in this thread.
>But there is a difference between a true constant and simulating a 
>constant because you are trusting that you and any other programmer 
>that touches the script will never, ever write that to variable in 
>their script.
>The only reason I brought this up is because I frequently think - 
>hey we've got globals, constants, so why not global constants?

Alex, et al:

There is also a difference between global constants and the ability 
of the engine to include arbitrary lines of text inline within a 
handler a la traditional "include file" functionality.

What I'm looking for is the ability to:

	include file myConstantList.txt

and have all 260+ constants in myConstantList.txt known to the 
handler or script wherein the include command resides AND to have the 
handler/script recognize & incorporate any changes in 
myConstantList.txt at runtime.


Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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