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Ceres
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:55 pm   

[1.24] Variable creation paths
 
I am having diffuculties in getting variables to be created/modified where I want them to be. I have devised a small test and would like to know if I am doing something wrong or if it is a bug.

Copy the following and paste it into your command line and hit enter:
Code:
#class extender
#class test|nested
#alias test {#var test %1
#var /test1 %2
#var ./test2 %3
#var ./nested/test3 %4
#var /test/nested/test4 %5
#var /extender/test5 %6} "test"

The 'test' alias is situated in the 'test' class - it creates 6 unique variables in different locations.

Next, copy the following and paste it into the command line and press enter:
Code:
test 10 20 30 40 50 60


The Variables created are as follows:

test1 This is as expected
test|nested|test I would expect this to be created in the 'test' class
test|nested|test2 I would expect this to be created in the 'test' class
test|nested|test4 This is as expected
extender|test5 This is as expected

You may also note that the 'test3' variable was not created at all.

How can I force creation of a variable either relative to the location of the creating alias/trigger or in a subfolder of the same without having to specify the location in full?

It seems that the syntax './' is not working as it should.
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Zugg
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Location: Colorado, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:33 pm   
 
When you issue the command #class test|nested, you are not only creating that class, but you are setting it as the *current* class.

So, doing #VAR test %1 is going to create /test/nested/test just like it did. That is the correct operation. Try using #CLASS 0 to return to the top level class before running your alias.

The ./ syntax refers to the *current* class. So doing ./nested/test3 is expanded to /test/nested/nested/test3 which is referencing a class that doesn't exist (so test3 isn't created). Remember that /test/nested is your current class!

If you want to perform relative access, use the ../ syntax to refer to the parent of the current class. Works just like unix file names. You just need to remember what the current class is set to.
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