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Public/Private Functions

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Hi folks,

I'm writing an "include" file which has a main procedure accessible to any file that does the #include.

But within my "include" file I also have several internal-only utility procedures, which I do NOT want to be accessible by the outside world.

In other languages, I would declare my main procedure to be Public, and my internal-only procedures to be Private.

Is there any way within AutoIt of doing this please?

(Yes I could split my "include" file into 2, with one being the Public part and t'other being the Private part. But I'd rather keep it all in one file for safety <g>.)

Ta muchly,

RAC

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Nope, include files are just copied & pasted into the file that included it so everything is accessible everywhere.


Broken link? PM me and I'll send you the file!

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You can always just use garble words for your utility functions to discourage other people for bothering to figure them out and use them.

That's the limit of a procedural language - you can't make objects; you can't restrict function access; you can't overload functions.

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Nope, include files are just copied & pasted into the file that included it so everything is accessible everywhere.

That's right, @op there is no file scope like in Lua either.

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To everybody,

Thank you for the quick replies. Ah well, I suspected as much, but I thought I'd better ask.

Thanks to all,

RAC

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