common code patterns

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Aug 12 16:20:10 EDT 2017


Dan Friedman wrote:

 > Here’s my silly contribution.   How many times do we write something
 > like this:
 >
 > put “Are you sure you want to delete the image” && quote & myImageName
 > & quote && “?” into tPrompt
 >
 > I have a simple q() function in all my projects:
 >
 > function q inData
 >   return (quote & inData & quote)
 > end q
 >
 > Now, I can simply do this:
 >
 > put “Are you sure you want to delete the image” && q(myImageName) &
 > “?” into tPrompt
 >
 > Tiny, but mighty.   :)

The q function is handy, but handier still would be to have JavaScript's 
support for interchangeable single- and double-quotes to allow nesting, 
e.g.:

   put 'Hello there, Teddy "Roughrider" Roosevelt!'

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  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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