jaberwacky

Maps + With/EndWith

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Should I make a feature request to make With/EndWith compatible with maps?  Or does this not make any sense at all?

Func _rect_from_points(Const $a1, Const $a2, Const $b1, Const $b2)
    Local $mRect[]

    $mRect.Left = ($a1 < $b1) ? $a1 : $b1

    $mRect.Top = ($a2 < $b2) ? $a2 : $b2

    $mRect.Width = ($b1 > $a1) ? ($b1 - $mRect.Left) : ($a1 - $mRect.Left)

    $mRect.Height = ($b2 > $a2) ? ($b2 - $mRect.Top) : ($a2 - $mRect.Top)

    Return $mRect
EndFunc

compared to:

Func _rect_from_points(Const $a1, Const $a2, Const $b1, Const $b2)
    Local $mRect[]
    
    With $mRect
        .Left = ($a1 < $b1) ? $a1 : $b1

        .Top = ($a2 < $b2) ? $a2 : $b2

        .Width = ($b1 > $a1) ? ($b1 - .Left) : ($a1 - .Left)

        .Height = ($b2 > $a2) ? ($b2 - .Top) : ($a2 - .Top)
    EndWith

    Return $mRect

EndFunc

Going a little bit more into outer space.  How about a new feature that I have dubbed anonymous maps?

Func _rect_from_points(Const $a1, Const $a2, Const $b1, Const $b2)  
    With []
        .Left = ($a1 < $b1) ? $a1 : $b1

        .Top = ($a2 < $b2) ? $a2 : $b2

        .Width = ($b1 > $a1) ? ($b1 - .Left) : ($a1 - .Left)

        .Height = ($b2 > $a2) ? ($b2 - .Top) : ($a2 - .Top)
        
        Return . ; or Return [] ; or maybe Return .[] ??
    EndWith
EndFunc
Edited by jaberwacky

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any good reading on maps -vs- arrays?  I thought i had seen them addressed interchangeably. so for my education, what makes this different from a request for 'object notation for arrays'


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

any good reading on maps -vs- arrays?  I thought i had seen them addressed interchangeably. so for my education, what makes this different from a request for 'object notation for arrays'

Help file and AutoIt isn't object orientated and thus having notation such as "dot access" is misleading by design.

I was under the impression trac requests shouldn't be for beta versions. Could be wrong. Also from what I remember Jon was going to do away with "dot access" as it's misleading. There needs to be consistency in the design of AutoIt.

Edited by guinness

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Updated: 04/09/2015

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Dot access is not necessarily object orientation.  C has structs which has fields accessed by dots.  My request isn't for an object oriented feature because I'm aware that's on the list of things that will never happen.

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Also from what I remember Jon was going to do away with "dot access" as it's misleading.

That would mean no more maps and no more autoitobject.  That would also mean that I would stop using autoit.  I know, no big loss right?

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what makes this different from a request for 'object notation for arrays'

Because dot notation does not necessarily imply object notation.  An object is a self contained entity with both public and private members and methods.  Also objects exhibit inheritance.  My feature is strictly limited to maps which is probably syntactic sugar, but I think it's pretty neat still.

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm gobsmacked.  I sure hope Jon wouldn't get rid of such an important aspect of the language's syntax.

edit: now I'm probably going to stay up all night.

Edited by jaberwacky

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#10 ·  Posted (edited)

Wait, I didn't mean in general, just with maps only as we were talking about the map datatype. So basically $mMap.Example would only be accessible with $mMap["Example"]. But this is speculation, so wait to see what Jon decides.

Edited by guinness

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Updated: 04/09/2015

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