Passing a variable into a function using a reference string.
#1✎ 198MZ952Intermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthDrawingI like to draw!HobbiesReadingI like to read books!HobbiesThe simple argument I seek works a little like this—
Check if variable exists using CHKVAR
If variable name exists, pass its reference into function
I'm pretty sure what I'm trying to do is comparable to pointing and referencing in C++ (only took a month's worth of CPP in my engineering class, so not too sure).
Say I have a set of variables A0,A1,A2, and I need to pass one of them into a function based on the value of N. I don't want to create multiple functions with each having one of the 3 different variables to work on. I want to use a single instance of the function, and so I need to pass a "variable" variable into it.
I think I've seen something like this done before, but it's too vague for my memory. Some syntax along the lines of VAR("A"+STR$(N)) (to suit the above example).
DEF FUNC A
REM Do something with A
I'm just really at a loss of how this can be done.
#2✎ 165812Me21Head AdminThird YearMy account is over 3 years oldWebsiteSyntax HighlighterReceived for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBSNight PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express YourselfEDIT2: There are many ways to do this:
'Passing the value (read only)
FUNC1 A 'same
DEF FUNC1 V
V=3 'DOES NOT WORK
'passing the name (only works with global variables)
DEF FUNC2 V$
'input and output (works with anything)
FUNC3 VAR("A") OUT VAR("A")
FUNC3 A OUT A 'same
DEF FUNC3 V_IN OUT V
V=V_IN 'get value
'using arrays to cheat:
'(arrays are passed as reference type always, so changing an array inside a function will change the real array, unlike with number variables)
FUNC4 A 'same
DEF FUNC4 V
#3✎ 198MZ952Intermediate ProgrammerI can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming StrengthDrawingI like to draw!HobbiesReadingI like to read books!Hobbies
Though if you just have 3 different variables it might be better to use an array or even an IF/ELSEIF block.
Well, this was just a water-downed example.
Huh. I just did a little testing, and I found it to work. Thanks!
On another related question, though, can I create a variable using another string variable or literal (or some other method?)
The program in question would work a little better if it could create variables with the reference name given by another variable.
#4✎ 165812Me21Head AdminThird YearMy account is over 3 years oldWebsiteSyntax HighlighterReceived for creating the code syntax highlighter on SBSNight PersonI like the quiet night and sleep late.Express YourselfYou can't create new variables, so if you need to store more data you'll have to use arrays.