explicitvariables weirdness

Mark Swindell mdswindell at cruzio.com
Tue Oct 24 09:37:52 EDT 2006

Thanks Andre and Malte.  Indeed the culprit was "check variables by  
default."  I don't recall having checked it.  I was testing Galaxy  
for a while in 2.6.1... seems unlikely but perhaps that had to do  
with it?  At any rate... great list.  Much appreciated.

Eric, I'll try to get into this habit if it's considered good form,  
but since I already use the gGlobal convention, I can identify local  
variables easily enough.  If there's no g in front, it's local, and  
by context it's a variable, no?  Where does it become problematic in  
interpreting undeclared locals?


On Oct 24, 2006, at 2:07 AM, Eric Chatonet wrote:

> Hi all,
> I take the opportunity to say how useful is to set explicit  
> variables to true.
> It's not only good practice but will track for you misspellings and  
> errors :-)
> When explicit variables are set to true, all local variables must  
> be declared or a message as the one Mark reported will show up:
> on MyStuff
>   local tData,tFlag
>   -----
>   put the optionKey is down into tFlag
>   put fld "Data" into tData
> You get the idea.
> In addition, for those who always work declaring all variables,  
> it's a bit bothering to inspect other people scripts where they are  
> not declared ;-)
> Le 24 oct. 06 à 06:50, Mark Swindell a écrit :
>> Over the past couple days I've been encountering a frustrating  
>> behavior in that when I go to save a stack script, I'm greeted  
>> with the following error message:
>> Type	Chunk: can't create a variable with that name  
>> (explicitVariables?)
>> Object	FF Stack
>> Line		put "multiplication addition division subtraction" into  
>> theCardsToChange
>> Hint		theCardsToChange

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