calling an api from a stack?
bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Fri Jun 15 17:33:57 EDT 2018
Yes, but you found more utility than I was thinking of. My thing is that when tracing/debugging, I need to see what a function returns, and I can only do that if I put the returned value or it or the result into a variable of some sort.
> On Jun 15, 2018, at 14:28 , Mike Bonner via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> If you mean using merge inside the function, I guess one could do the merge
> beforehand and pass it in as a parameter, or alternatively do the merge in
> the function and return the generated url string as part of the returned
> value. IE change it like so..
> function translate pText,pLang
> put merge(kGetTransUrl) into tUrl
> get url tUrl
> return "URLString: " & tUrl & cr & it
> end translate
> Then just dump the first line if things are working right. Hmm. Actually,
> pre-merging is nice because it would allow the use of "load" with callbacks
> for multiple url calls. Use the callback to process, part of which lets you
> see the URL associated with the callback. Sounds like a better option than
> using a function call for sure.
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