John Gerdeman on Wed, 03 Sep 2008 15:05:52 +0200 |
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functions in dot notation |
Hello, I was wondering about the following behavior of functions in dot notation. Functions in dot notation, seem to have no problem changing integers, that are available globally. Trying to let them manipulate lists, that are equally available fails. A minimal example follows: \\!/usr/bin/gp \\ -*- coding: utf8 -*- /* Description: * * Test functionality of functions in dot notation. * */ integer=1; test1()={ local(value); value=3; print(" integer before: ",value); integer.function; print(" integer after: ",value); } integer.function={ value=4; } test()={ LIST=List([2,2]); print(" set LIST to arbitrary value: ", LIST); LIST.initialize; print(" LIST should now return List([]): ",LIST); } LIST.initialize={ LIST=listcreate(4); } print("Using a function in dot notation to alter a integer works."); test1(); print("Using a function in dot notation to alter a List does not work."); test(); P.S.: Is there a way to let the mailserver know I'm a real person? I reply to its validation requests, but it still sends me an email, saying my message was blocked along with like 5 to 10 registration validation emails from various sites.