How does 'Create Folder' give its result?

Jim Ault JimAultWins at
Thu Mar 16 15:29:47 EST 2006

> Thanks for the reply, but my point is that the 'create folder'
> function doesn't appear to me to return anything in 'the result' when
> an error occurs: 'the result' just goes on being empty - but the
> command does apparently generate an error text because I can see it
> in the message box. So I still want to know where this text is put -
> the docs don't say **anything** about what happens if this command
> encounters an error. I just hope someone knows...
> Of course it could be a bug in RR 2.7.0, but to show this we'd have
> to know what the expected behaviour really is. BTW I've  only seen
> this on Windows up to now.
> Graham
Try this snippet and see what you get

 create folder "cde:/illegal:name/"
  get the result
  if it is not empty then
    put it
    answer error it -->"can't create that directory"
  end if

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

On 3/16/06 12:17 PM, "Graham Samuel" <livfoss at> wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 at 07:55:07 -0800,  Rob Cozens <rcozens at>
> wrote:
>> Hi Graham,
>>> As 'create' is not a function, I don't see any other way for it to
>>> return a value.
>> Commands can return a value in "the result."
>> create folder myPath
>> get the result
>> if it is not empty then
>> beep
>> answer error it
>> end if
>> While not pertinent in this context, commands & functions can also
>> return values via referenced parameters:
> [snip]

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