Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#1981 closed Feature Request (Rejected)

ConsoleWrite is too obscure

Reported by: new2net Owned by:
Milestone: Component: Documentation
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: StdOut ConsoleWrite Print Echo Cc:


It took forever to find a post on the forums for the correct method to send data to stdout. It would be helpful for new users if you wrote a function called "Print" or "Echo" that would delegate the call to ConsoleWrite.

Even if you do not add such a feature, simply adding an alias in the documentation's function list would be incredibly helpful.

Perhaps "StdOutWrite" is more in touch with the AutoIt spirit.

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comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by TicketCleanup

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Automatic ticket cleanup.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by Valik

  • Resolution set to Rejected
  • Status changed from new to closed

I just opened the AutoIt help file and searched for "stdout" and the first result is ConsoleWrite(). If that is "obscure" then you have a very strange definition of the word.

As for the naming convention, it is consistent. Whenever AutoIt reads or writes to it's own stdin/stdout/stderr handles it uses a function prefixed with "Console". When it reads/writes to another applications it uses StdXXX. Two separate sets of functions which serve two different purposes with two different naming conventions.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by Jos

Did you try to use Search with keyword stdout?


duh ... missed the above post by Valik.

Last edited 13 years ago by Jos (previous) (diff)

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