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Is there a way to get the name of the variable that was passed to a function?

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Is there a way to get the name of a variable that was passed to a function from within that function?

for example:

$x = "Peanut Butter"

expand($x)

$y = "Jelly"

expand($y)

Func expand($var)
    ConsoleWrite(_SomeFunctionToGetTheVariableName($var) & "=" & $var)
EndFunc   ;==>expand

Where the result (in the console in this example) would be:

x=Peanut Butter
y=Jelly

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Is there a way to get the name of a variable that was passed to a function from within that function?

for example:

Where the result (in the console in this example) would be:

x=Peanut Butter
y=Jelly
No.

You would have to do this:

$x = "Peanut Butter"

expand("x", $x)

$y = "Jelly"

expand("y", $y)

Func expand($name, $var)
    ConsoleWrite($name & "=" & $var)
EndFunc   ;==>expand

...but why would you want to...???

:)


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