Help with Arrays??

Trevor DeVore lists at
Tue Mar 21 11:02:01 EST 2006

On Mar 20, 2006, at 11:39 PM, Arthur Urban wrote:

> I don't know what the heck is going on here, but I know it's making  
> me a wee bit testy. (I don't like needless local variables, what  
> can I say...)
> Here's the code that works just fine. Please note that I've  
> confirmed the value of x, it is not the problem here. The function  
> returns an Array.
>    put MyFunc( x ) into theArray
>    DisplayPurchaseLine x, theArray
> The following code fails miserably passing empty for theArray  
> argument; x is passed in just fine:
>    DisplayPurchaseLine x, MyFunc( x )
> Why do  I need to put the MyFunc() return value (an array) into a  
> local variable first. It clearly makes it out of the function call,  
> but cannot then immediately be used as a parameter. Huh?

I think that is just life when dealing with functions that return  
arrays.  You can't use the function as a parameter.  I will usually  
do something like this:

get MyFunc()
DisplayPurchaseLine x, it

This would be a nice enhancement request to add to Bugzilla.

Trevor DeVore
Blue Mango Learning Systems -
trevor at

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