switch

John Tregea john at debraneys.com
Sat Mar 18 23:47:31 EST 2006


Dear Jim, Chipp and James,

I thought it must be something like that but tend to call 'temporary' 
variables 'local' variables, so I didn't guess the connection.

Thanks for the clarification.

Regards

John (Duh...) T

Jim Ault wrote:
> Many on the list use the aforementioned naming convention.
> This is especially important in groups, like Fourth World.
>
> Ahh, but I am stuck in the past and my ways... thus.....
> I prefer not to use this style, so my offerings will have a different look.
> I do use the gGlobalName convention.
> Also, every list of lines I use is whateverList
> array is whateverArr
>
> When I create a path name to refer to files or servers I use "pathh" because
> in VB 'path' is a reserved word, in which I also do programming
> then pathhFN is the (path name + file name)
> and fpathhFN is the ("file:" +path name + file name)
> so that I can do the following:
>
> put the defaultfolder into pathh
> if the last char of pathh is not "/" then put "/" after pathh
>
> put the files into fileList
> put line 1 of the fileList into FN
> if ".txt" is in FN then put pathh & FN into pathhFN
>
> put "file:"&pathhFN into fpathhFN
>
> put "Mary had a lamb" into url fpathhFN
>
> answer folder "Choose the folder please"
> put it into pathh
> if the last char of pathh is not "/" then put "/" after pathh
> put "file:"&pathh into fpathh
> put the detailed files into fileList
> put empty into appendedContents
> repeat for each line LNN in fileList
>    if LNN contains ".txt" then
>        --write the directory and file name to a variable
>       put cr & cr & pathh & ",  " & LNN) & " ------" after appendedContents
>        --now write the contents of the file on the next lines
>       put cr & url (fpathh&LNN) after appendedContents
>    end if
> end repeat
> --now write a new file that is appendedContents
> put appendedContents into url (fpathh&"appndMalarky.txt")
>
> Lots of fun, and lots of choices.  And it's Saturday night :-)
>
> Jim Ault
> Las Vegas
>
>
> On 3/18/06 7:39 PM, "John Tregea" <john at debraneys.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> Hi,
>>
>> Just a question regarding the form many of you use for naming variables.
>> I see a lot of variable names starting with 't' and wondered what it
>> indicates. I use 'g' as a prefix for my global variables but that is all.
>>
>> John (Ready to say "Duh"...) T
>>
>> Klaus Major wrote:
>>     
>>> Hi Liam,
>>>
>>>       
>>>> what am I doing wrong here
>>>>
>>>> put fld "total" into ttotal
>>>>   put fld "paymenttype" into tpayment
>>>> ##!!  switch "tpayment"
>>>>         
>>> ## No quotes, since this is a variable!
>>>       
>>>>   case "credit"
>>>>  ## if tpayment contains "credit" then put ttotal into fld "CreditDb"
>>>>         
>>> ## If tpayment = "credit" then it also contains "credit"! :-)
>>>       
>>>> ##exit switch
>>>>         
>>> BREAK
>>>       
>>>> case "cash"
>>>> ##if tpayment contains "cash" then put ttotal into fld "cash2"
>>>>         
>>> ## See above
>>>       
>>>> ##exit switch
>>>>         
>>> break
>>>       
>>>> end switch
>>>>         
>>> this should work:
>>> ...
>>>   put fld "total" into ttotal
>>>   put fld "paymenttype" into tpayment
>>>   switch tpayment
>>>   case "credit"
>>>     put ttotal into fld "CreditDb"
>>>     break
>>>   case "cash"
>>>     put ttotal into fld "cash2"
>>>     break
>>>   end switch
>>> ...
>>>
>>> Hope that helps.
>>>
>>>       
>>>> Liam Lambert
>>>> liamlambert at mac.com
>>>> IRELAND
>>>>         
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> Klaus Major
>>> klaus at major-k.de
>>> http://www.major-k.de
>>>
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