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Deleting Specific Array index

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I come from python and in python arrays are mutable so what I want to do is really simple there but I'm having trouble in Autoit.

Let's say I have an array of size 15 that contains natural numbers 1 to 15. I know $N[13] = 14. My program uses this value no problem but I have trouble deleting it from the array or creating a new one without said value. In fact, it wouldn't even bother me if the array didn't change size as long as $N[13] = 0 or something but obviously you can't just be lazy like in python assign a value to the index directly.

I could think of other ways of doing it but I really don't what's allowed. Is there more documentation on arrays then http://www.autoitscript.com/wiki/Arrays ?

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Also might be helpful if you are doing a for loop to search for the value of the index, then from what I have read, you must start at the last index and go to the first one - so step would be -1.


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I'm not too clear on what you're asking but if you want to reassign the value in an array element, all you need to do is something like $N[13] = 0. If you want to delete the 13th element, you'd use _ArrayDelete as stated earlier. Of course that will make the 14th element the 13th now as it will resize the array when you lop a piece out of the middle.


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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Yeah now I feel dumb not looking at help. Sometimes you overlook the most obvious places :)

_ArrayDelete is exactly what I was looking for. You guys are great. And nitekram, you're pretty sharp. I coded a _FindIndex function using a for loop and whatnot right before(there's probably already a func that does that now that I think about it but at least it was good practice lol). I was just puzzled after.

Anyways back to work. Cheers.

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