calling an api from a stack?

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 17:38:54 EDT 2018


Thanks for the tip, and clarification.


On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 3:34 PM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Bob S
>
>
> > 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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