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I have a situation like mentioned in the title, is it ok?  :ermm:

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TheDcoder,

Can you give an example script where this happens? Although there should be no problem in most cases, I can imagine circumstances where it might cause difficulties. :wacko:

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Can you please describe the scope where you want to use the variable (in the whole script, only a function)?


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TheDcoder,

Can you give an example script where this happens? Although there should be no problem in most cases, I can imagine circumstances where it might cause difficulties. :wacko:

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Can you please describe the scope where you want to use the variable (in the whole script, only a function)?

I dont have any scripts like that, just i was thinking about a function and it got popped up in my head


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It is a little difficult to answer your question when you cannot explain what you're after. As water alluded to, declaring a variable more than once depends on the scope of that variable. We really need an example of how you are thinking of putting this to use - help us help you ;)

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It is a little difficult to answer your question when you cannot explain what you're after. As water alluded to, declaring a variable more than once depends on the scope of that variable. We really need an example of how you are thinking of putting this to use - help us help you ;)

Its nothing serious you see, i just had a thought  o:)


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; Testing variables with Global Scope

Global $var_global = InputBox("Testing Global Variables", "Please enter anything: ")
Global $var_global = InputBox("Testing Global Variables", "Please enter anything: ")

; Results:
;
; 1st declaration = The
; 2nd declaration = Dcoder
;
; Result = Dcoder

MsgBox(64, "Result", "Result: " & $var_global)

; Testing variables with Global Scope

Local $var_local = InputBox("Testing Local Variables", "Please enter anything: ")
Local $var_local = InputBox("Testing Local Variables", "Please enter anything: ")

MsgBox(64, "Result", "Result: " & $var_local)

; Results:
;
; 1st declaration = The
; 2st declaration = Dcoder
;
; Result = Dcoder

; Testing variables with Dim Scope

Dim $var_dim = InputBox("Testing Dim Variables", "Please enter anything: ")
Dim $var_dim = InputBox("Testing Dim Variables", "Please enter anything: ")

MsgBox(64, "Result", "Result: " & $var_local)

; Results:
;
; 1st declaration = The
; 2st declaration = Dcoder
;
; Result = Dcoder

; Conclusion: Declaring a variable with any scope a 2nd time will result in loss of data in the variable

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Following the AutoIt naming conventions doesn't result in problems like this happening. Oh, and Dim is kind of frowned upon if not converting a non-Array variable to an array.


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