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Referring to Someone Elses Script from a UDF

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Hi Everyone,

I'm writing a group of UDFs that will require someone else's (publicly provided) UDFs to work properly. Currently I simply add a comment in my AU3 file that says that "Joe User's" UDF is required and to download it from their website and I include a link with credit. Is this the socially accepted way to do this? I was going to ask this in the Example Script section, but it looks like I need 5 posts before I can post anything there :P

Thanks!

Chris.

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Yes, this is what you should do. You should also include the header (Green part at top of their UDF) in the script that uses their UDF.


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Hi Everyone,

I'm writing a group of UDFs that will require someone else's (publicly provided) UDFs to work properly. Currently I simply add a comment in my AU3 file that says that "Joe User's" UDF is required and to download it from their website and I include a link with credit. Is this the socially accepted way to do this? I was going to ask this in the Example Script section, but it looks like I need 5 posts before I can post anything there :P

Thanks!

Chris.

That's acceptable. And in case Joe User didn't put his/her name in the headers of their UDf then that is acually a very good way to do it.

It's just common courtesy to credit the author of the code that you are using but didn't write.


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Thanks to both of you, I did just that in the header and then I also shot the author a PM to make sure he was fine with it all.

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Excellent way to handle this. It goes a long way to showing that you are community spirited. Welcome to the forums.


George

Question about decompiling code? Read the decompiling FAQ and don't bother posting the question in the forums.

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