Is it possible to alias the contents of a variable?

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Argent Star
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Is it possible to alias the contents of a variable?

Post by Argent Star »

In many programming languages, it is possible to use the contents of a variable in an expression rather than the variable it's self. I was wondering if there was a way to do that in RPT macros.

What I want to do is put the name of a property in a variable and then use the name inside the variable to access the property.

Example:

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<!--Where using @ in front of a variable name would substitute the contents of the variable in the equation-->
<!--below I want to set the value of the property prop to 10-->
[r:propName="prop"]
[r:@propName=10]

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JML
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Re: Is it possible to alias the contents of a variable?

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I'd say:

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[h: setProperty(propName, 10)] 

The whole story is there: [wfunc]setProperty[/wfunc].

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Re: Is it possible to alias the contents of a variable?

Post by JonathanTheBlack »

Couldn't you just use eval()?

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Re: Is it possible to alias the contents of a variable?

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[H: propName = "prop"]
[H: set(propName,10)]
<!-- OR -->
[H: eval(propName+"=10")]

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