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#2251 closed Feature Request (Rejected)

variables in FileInstall's "source"

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: FileInstall variables Cc:

Description

As far as I can see in issue #768, it should be possible to use variables in FileInstall's "source" if I upgrade to version 3.3.0

I have downloaded AutoIt 3.3.8.1 and SciTe using "autoit full installation" at http://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit/downloads, and after seing the "cut down version" of SciTe, I downloaded SciTe v 3.3.9.0 using SciTE4AutoIt3.exe at http://www.autoitscript.com/site/autoit-script-editor/downloads.

I installed it on my Windows XP SP2, being local administrator, but when opening SciTE it shows "SciTE Version 3.2.0, Jun 9 2012 00:35:28 by Neil Hodgson"

And I can't use this:

Global $_sSource = "MyNewTool"
Global $_sTarget = "C:\ITD\Setup.exe"
Global $_bStatus

$_bStatus = FileInstall("C:\Temp\" & $_sSource & "\Setup.exe",$_sTarget,1)

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by TicketCleanup

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comment:2 follow-up: Changed 7 years ago by Valik

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

You're not very smart. So many examples of that. Please go away.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 7 years ago by TrywareDk

Replying to Valik:

You're not very smart. So many examples of that. Please go away.

Hi Valik

I actually did a lot search of the FileInstall issue, and couldn't find any solution, but only a lot of promises from you 4 years ago that it's about to be resolved according to among other #47, #220 and #768.

So I decided to raise a feature request about it.

I'm not satisfied with the way you answer me, because I think that you should have told me, that I forgot to read [www.autoitscript.com/trac/autoit/wiki/AutoItNotOnToDoList] before raising new feature request, instead of using the "language" you did.

BTW: Please understand that I'm a very satisfied user of AutoIt for many many years

Sincerely

  1. Malmgren

IT-Programmer
Denmark
[www.tryware.dk]

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Valik

What FileInstall() issue? The only issue with FileInstall() are the idiots who think the compiler can somehow resolve variables that aren't going to receive input until runtime. If you bothered to comprehend (the most important part of reading) all of those tickets you linked to then you would see that yes, while I did allude to a FileInstall() rewrite that never materialized, I also explicitly stated that variables as source parameters would not be implemented.

Here, I'll make this easy. If you can tell me what file the compiler should include in the resulting binary for the following example script I'll implement the feature immediately.

$sInput = FileOpenDialog(...)
FileInstall($sInput, "C:\Somewhere")

comment:5 follow-ups: Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

Hi Valik

Sorry that I've offended you, but I really only wanted some support, and I don't believe I'm one of the idiots.

My wish is not to let the enduser select a file using FileOpenDialog(), but that I should be able to use a variable like e.g.

$sFile = @ScriptDir & "\MyTest.exe"
FileInstall($sFile,"C:\Somewhere")

But as you already have told, this is NOT possible according to [www.autoitscript.com/trac/autoit/wiki/AutoItNotOnToDoList]

So I am aware, that this issue is 100% totally rejected and closed.

Have a nice day ;O)

Sincerely

  1. Malmgren

IT-Programmer
Denmark
[www.tryware.dk]

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

Replying to anonymous:

Hi Valik

Sorry that I've offended you, but I really only wanted some support, and I don't believe I'm one of the idiots.

My wish is not to let the enduser select a file using FileOpenDialog(), but that I should be able to use a variable like e.g.

$sFile = @ScriptDir & "\MyTest.exe"
FileInstall($sFile,"C:\Somewhere",1)

But as you already have told, this is NOT possible according to [www.autoitscript.com/trac/autoit/wiki/AutoItNotOnToDoList]

So I am aware, that this issue is 100% totally rejected and closed.

Have a nice day ;O)

Sincerely

  1. Malmgren

IT-Programmer
Denmark
[www.tryware.dk]

comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 7 years ago by Valik

Replying to anonymous:

Hi Valik

Sorry that I've offended you, but I really only wanted some support, and I don't believe I'm one of the idiots.

Lolwut? Offend me? It's cute that you think you're capable of that. Hint: You aren't.

You're not helping the "I'm not an idiot" case, though, when you want support on the issue tracker. It's kind of one of the guidelines that the issue tracker is not for support.

My wish is not to let the enduser select a file using FileOpenDialog(), but that I should be able to use a variable like e.g.

I'm perfectly aware of what you want. That does not change anything, however. The compiler is not an interpreter. It cannot evaluate your simple statement any more than it can evaluate my complex statement.

So what you really want is for FileInstall() to have different syntax entirely so that compile-time statements can be expanded without abusing the variable mechanism since that is entirely inappropriate. It almost sounds like I've thought about this, doesn't it?

comment:8 follow-up: Changed 12 months ago by mark.pt@…

For me it sounds like you can't imagine a concept like, I don't know... freaking static value pre evaluation.
Please don't make excused for the last of knowledge or skills (maybe both) mister Mr. I'm not an idiot.

comment:9 in reply to: ↑ 8 Changed 12 months ago by Jos

Replying to mark.pt@…:

For me it sounds like you can't imagine a concept like, I don't know... freaking static value pre evaluation.
Please don't make excused for the last of knowledge or skills (maybe both) mister Mr. I'm not an idiot.

... and you felt the need to make this reply to an 6 years old close ticket ....why?

Jos

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