The merge function is redundant?
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Jan 18 15:22:54 EST 2019
On 1/18/19 12:33 PM, kee nethery via use-livecode wrote:
> I’m confused. Can someone explain why merge function exists when the put function works just as well?
> merge( [[ 1 + 2 ]] = 3)
> put 1 + 2 && “= 3”
> What is it that merge can do that a put cannot do?
For me, it's convenience, precision, and readability (no need for all
those ampersands and quote marks.) I use it mostly for reports,
auto-generated emails from my server, and sometimes dynamic HTML
construction. It also eliminates the need for multiple "replace" commands.
For example, imagine a text template in a custom property named "cText":
Thank you for your interest in [[productname]]. [[productname]] is
available for download at [[productURL]].
And the script:
put "John Doe" into username
put "Zygodact" into productname
put "http://mydomain.com//zygodact.html" into productURL
put merge(the cText of me) into tResponse
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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