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Question NOOP #178131 05/06/07 05:13 PM
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I know in basic terms NOOP means No operation but what does it mean for mIRC when its used?

Does it mean that the $command is not evaluated?



Code:
if $reality > $fiction { set %sanity Sane }
Else { echo -a *voices* }
Re: Question NOOP [Re: Lpfix5] #178133 05/06/07 06:25 PM
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It means nothing is done with the result. An identifier returns some value. If used at the beginning of a line, mIRC will try treat what's returned as an alias, which is generally not what you want to happen. With /noop, it will not do any command with the returned results.


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Re: Question NOOP [Re: Lpfix5] #178143 05/06/07 07:33 PM
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Riamus explained what it does, but you might be thinking "why do NOTHING with the results?"

The $findfile identifier lets you specify a /command parameter so that mIRC should do something with each file, and it returns the number of files found. The number of files found are often irrelevant as you may just want to list the files or something, in which case you could use /noop to ignore the return value.

This is only one example of where it's useful.

It's also very useful in $regex/$com scripting but I won't go into it as they're pretty complex.

Re: Question NOOP [Re: Lpfix5] #178170 05/06/07 10:15 PM
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heavily used for feedback via $input, too: error messages, "try again later" etc..
e.g. (quite useless)
Code:
noop $input(Error: $crlf $+ You have to connect first!,wogdk6,Input Error)



Re: Question NOOP [Re: hixxy] #178176 06/06/07 01:01 AM
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Cool thanks


Code:
if $reality > $fiction { set %sanity Sane }
Else { echo -a *voices* }
Re: Question NOOP [Re: Lpfix5] #179203 19/06/07 05:33 AM
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/NOOP works just like this alias, which I used before /NOOP was introduced (hell I still use it)...

alias NULLIFY { return }



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