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AppGameKit Studio Chat / [SOLVED] Call a function from its name in a string

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Posted: 24th Nov 2022 16:02

Is it possible to do such a thing :

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Steve Ancell
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Posted: 24th Nov 2022 16:10
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Not as far as I know.
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Posted: 31st Jan 2023 03:44
it's not elegant but you can do it with a select case inside a helper function

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Posted: 31st Jan 2023 16:44
Here's how I approach that kind of thing.

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Posted: 1st Feb 2023 00:05 Edited at: 1st Feb 2023 01:57
as has been suggested some type of "select case" block to catch the callable functions will get you there.

One extension to the such an idea would be to write a program that skims through your source code looking for functions that fit a particular pattern. I generally use a group name for such functions, you can just load the file into a string/array and do a bunch of searches on the strings looking for the ket, when you find it, find the next open bracket and then grab than name ans paste it into a select block.

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Here's an example (in PlayBASIC, but it's basically just some string operations.. following the concept should be easy enough)

This example loads itself, searches for the functions with function UCF_ if it finds any, it grabs the name and makes a simple case statement with function call. When all of the functions have been found the newly create code is inserted back into a template function. From here you would save this to disc for inclusion within your actual program. But in this example I've dump the text to the debug console in PB.

Example of the create caller code:

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