how to get the value of a custom property if the name of the cProperty is in a variable?
dochawk at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 11:18:39 EDT 2017
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 8:39 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Er… why if you know the name wouldn’t you type it unquoted? Are you really
> suggesting to put any expression there? The property/function ambiguity
> with `the` will make our heads explode!
If I have a variable "propertyZ", then under current code I *cannot* use
set the propertyZ of theThing to 7
to affect the custom property named propertyZ. Allowing quotes would solve
In my case, I hit this in a "metaprocedure" that runs in development to
enforce consistency, find variable fields, and whathaveyou, and separately
came to the same "natural" name for both a variable and a customproperty,
leading to significant debugging until I figured out why it wasn't working.
Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
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