$10 curiosities in coding

TBS andyh at totallybrilliant.com
Sat Feb 12 01:35:10 UTC 2022


Update : I think it is something to do with tokenization - but I’m really not sure !


On Feb 11, 2022, 8:22 PM -0500, TBS <andyh at totallybrilliant.com>, wrote:
> $All
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> I have traditionally kept most of my coding to my base modules still residing in $5, so I have really not done a huge amount of code writing in $10, just fixing a few bits up and going back and adding to my $5 version as appropriate !
>
> However today I have come across something that just strikes me as weird and wanted to bounce it off the list for a sanity check !
>
> If I type a line such as :
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> Do ioMTD.$:SetTestServer(kTrue)
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> Where the object is correctly instantiated and otherwise works fine - wherever I have a ‘$:’ call, I get told this is an error and the line refuses to run…..
>
> If this line is brought over from my v5 base library - it appears to be ok - it seems like it is only an issue when attempting to write it as a new line within my $10 dev version….
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> Am I going mad ??????!
>
> As a corollary, if I make a method in my object as $SetTestServer - and call it as :
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> Do ioMTD.$SetTestServer(kTrue)
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> Then all is well - however often these are inherited calls which I can’t simply go and change…...
>
> I have these scattered liberally throughout my app so it is slightly concerning !!
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> If anyone has any pearls of wisdom, I am all ears….
>
> Andy Hilton
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