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Q about inline scripting / macro

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Hi, I wanted to know if Autoit supports inline scripting i.e. if it replaces a code block with a predefined macro. Basically, I am doing a comparison from several different places / files. In order to maintain it more easily, I would like it to be a an inline macro. I am currently using a function call but a macro would make it faster. I am looking for something like:

$ans=GetPixelColor(x, y)


where #checkans would get replaced by when executing as follows:

if ($ans = $color) then

$pass = $pass + 1

end if

Is this supported by Autoit? Thanks for your help!



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Welcome to the AutoIt forum. :idea:

Is this supported by Autoit?

Not that I know of.

But why would it be faster than a function anyway? You still have to write the macro/function once and the calling line each time so I can see little difference in typing time. And if we are talking execution time, the difference will be minimal - AutoIt is not exactly a speed demon, after all. :)


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Global $i_default_color = 0xFF00FF
Global $i_pass = 0
Global $ans = PixelGetColor(100, 200)

Func checkans($i_color)
    If $i_color = $i_default_color Then
        $i_pass += 1

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Thanks for the response. Usually the macro is faster since it is compiled into the script. My main reason was I am doing hundreds of comparison and so thought I could speed it up a bit but function works as well.

And kudos to all the people who developed / are developing still Autoit. It's a great program.



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"Compiled" in that sense doesn't apply to AutoIt.

You could also put _checkans() (leading underscore for convention's sake) and many other such functions like SmOke_N's example in a file and add them to your script with #include <MyOwnMacros.au3>.


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