Functions

Functions

It is possible to define your own functions in MSE script. The syntax for this is very simple, code in curly braces defines a function:

 { code goes here }

To be able to refer to the function it is usually assigned to a variable:

 function := { code goes here }

Calling a function is done using parentheses:

 { code }()
 function()

this has the effect of evaluating the code inside the curly braces.

Parameters

When calling a function, parameters can be specified inside the parentheses of the function call:

 fun := { "xyz is {xyz}" }
 fun(xyz: "a parameter")  ==  "xyz is a parameter"

These assignments are only visible to the called function.

 xyz := "outside"
 fun(xyz: "a parameter")
 # xyz is still "outside"

The syntax for parameters is name: value. Multiple parameters are separated by commas.

The special syntax value (without a name) means that the variable input is used:

 fun := { input + var2 }
 fun(var2: "yes", "no")  ==  "noyes"
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