Goofy question #7234

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 12:15:00 EDT 2017


Old question but..  since its a function, whether you use do or not, gotta
have the () at the end.

On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 8:57 AM, Jonathan Lynch via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Sorry - old message that randomly popped up in my email!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Aug 23, 2017, at 10:53 AM, jonathandlynch at gmail.com wrote:
> >
> > The "do" command converts text into a command. Like this:
> >
> > Put "answer 5" into tcommand
> > Do tcommand
> >
> > This is useful in some situations, but usually it is more efficient to
> just say:
> >
> > Answer 5
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Jul 10, 2017, at 11:23 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I wrote this explanation a long time ago for someone else:
> >> http://www.hyperactivesw.com/resources_function.html
> >>
> >> Also, in your command handler example, you don't need "do" which adds
> unnecessary overhead. This is enough:
> >>
> >> on mouseUp
> >> GoRed
> >> end mouseUp
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> >> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> On July 10, 2017 1:50:39 AM Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> I am obviously missing something . . .
> >>>
> >>> . . . so badly so that I've been trawling Danny Goodman's "Complete" HC
> >>> 2 . . .
> >>>
> >>> and NOT getting 'it' . . .
> >>>
> >>> SO: one can set up a custom command:
> >>>
> >>> on GoRed
> >>>  set the backGroundColor of card 1 to red
> >>> end GoRed
> >>>
> >>> and one can call it:
> >>>
> >>> on mouseUp
> >>>   do GoRed
> >>> end mouseUp
> >>>
> >>> and one can set up a custom function:
> >>>
> >>> function GoRed
> >>>  set the backGroundColor of card 1 to red
> >>> end function
> >>>
> >>> Now: is the reason I cannot call that function because it takes NO
> >>> parameters?
> >>>
> >>> Richmond.
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