[Tutor] Second follow up
davea at davea.name
Tue Feb 26 15:57:47 CET 2013
On 02/26/2013 09:23 AM, Jack Little wrote:
> How would I go from one def statement to another? I am developing a text based rpg.
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For your next thread, please try to pick a subject line that has
something to do with what you're asking, or what you're trying to learn
A def statement defines a function (or method). Once it's defined, the
compiler goes on to the next line, and if that's a def statement, it
defines that function.
So all you need is a text editor. Just understand that code that will
call those functions from the top-level needs to be *after* the
definition is complete. Code that calls functions from inside a
function does not need to be in any particular order.
If this isn't what you want, then try composing a ten-line sample, tell
us what environment you're running it in, and what you hoped for, and
what it did instead.
On the other hand, perhaps you're asking how to make indirect calls to
functions. A function object can be stored in a 'variable', simply by
assigning it without using parentheses. You can then later call that
function by naming the object, and following the object with the
parentheses. Simple example follows;
print "function1, running with", name
print "function2, running with", name
funclist = 
will call func2, and pass it "Sam" as an argument.
Normally, if you're doing this type of thing, you'd be using methods,
not functions, but I'm not going to introduce classes unless you're
already familiar with them.
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