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$asc() #90660 16/07/04 04:49 AM
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I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but if you do:

//echo -a $asc(,)


mIRC returns:

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* Too many parameters: $asc
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It seems mIRC is parsing the comma as if I was specifying extra parameters. The help file mentions nothing about additional parameters for the $asc() identifier, so I assume this is a bug or flaw.

Re: $asc() #90661 16/07/04 04:52 AM
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Yeah, it's been that way for a while. It would be nice if we could $asc(,) and as you say, nothing makes mention of an additional parameter however, maybe something like $asc(N,0) or something in the future would allow N be treated as text (kind like the $read switch to jjust echo the text rather than perform the commands).


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Re: $asc() #90662 16/07/04 08:15 AM
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you can use //echo -a $asc($?) to get around that

Re: $asc() #90663 16/07/04 09:46 AM
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Even $asc($chr(44)) works grin

Just as a tool (hex and decimal count):
Code:
alias chrt {
  var %i = 0
  window -ln @chrt 0 0 100 500
  clear @chrt
  while (%i <= 255) {
    aline @chrt $+(14,$base(%i,10,16,2),10,$base(%i,10,10,4), $chr(%i))
    inc %i
  }
  window -r @chrt
}


Re: $asc() #90664 16/07/04 10:23 AM
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Yap, that is from long time.. Really annoying 4me..
I use next method..
//set -u0 %temp , | echo -a z $asc(%temp)

But the wiebe solution is just perfect..


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Re: $asc() #90665 16/07/04 12:11 PM
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A comma is the parameter delimiter for identifiers, therefore using a comma directly inside any identifier is going to result in it being treated as such. That's not a bug. I would absolutely hate to see this behaviour changed specifically for $asc() or any other identifier. How many times do you see people getting confused or complaining about things in the mIRC language which are inconsistent? Well as it stands the use of commas in identifiers is consistent and I for one am very glad about that. For many identifiers (including $asc()) there is always the possibility that extra parameters could be added, why remove that possibility and make the language inconsistent simply because some people can't be bothered to assign a variable first?


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Re: $asc() #90666 16/07/04 12:38 PM
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For many identifiers (including $asc()) there is always the possibility that extra parameters could be added, why remove that possibility and make the language inconsistent simply because some people can't be bothered to assign a variable first?

This is where my idea comes in to add to $asc (as I said above) and give it a "treat this comma as text" switch or something like that [like $read()]. Originaql comments can be found in my previous reply


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Re: $asc() #90667 16/07/04 12:59 PM
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You can also use:

//bset -t &test 1 hello world,, | echo -a $bvar(&test,1-)

Change the part in red to whatever you want.


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Re: $asc() #90668 17/07/04 08:52 PM
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Code:
alias asc { echo -tagc info * ASCII number for $$1 is $asc($1) }

/asc ,


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Re: $asc() #90669 18/07/04 02:00 AM
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Just showing a way to get multiple ascii values instead of repeatly using $asc smile


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