Default values for handler parameters

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Sun Dec 8 15:27:58 EST 2013


Sunday, December 8, 2013, 10:51:44 AM, you wrote:

> Pete:

> How is what you wrote not accomplished by the following?

> command myCommand p1
>     local p2="abc"

>     -- more stuff
> end myCommand

> Maybe I'm missing what you're proposing, but I'm not seeing an immediate
> use for it.  Thanks for explaining.

The idea is to provide for default values for optional parameters. In
your example, p2 would always be "abc". If you wanted to override
that, you couldn't. In the example below, p2 would be "abc" unless you
specified a p2 parameter in the calling line

command myCommand p1, p2="abc"
  -- more stuff
  put p2 after msg
end myCommand

myCommand "Scott"  -- p2 is "abc"
myCommand "Scott", "Rossi" -- p2 is "Rossi"

-Mark Wieder
 ahsoftware at

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