NAMESPACE()

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Purpose

Function to return the currently active namespace, if any

Syntax

NAMESPACE()

See Also

ARRAY(), DECLARE, DIMENSION, LOCAL, NAMESPACE, PARAMETERS, PRIVATE, PUBLIC, SET STRICT, STORE

Description

The NAMESPACE() function returns the name of the currently active namespace, or an empty string if no namespace is active.

Namespaces are declared using the NAMESPACE command, creating a dynamic array which can be referenced by the namespace name. After declaration of a namespace, any PUBLIC variables declared are attached to that namespace, becoming members of the array. This allows the creation of multiple PUBLIC variables with the same name, provided each belongs to a separate namespace.

Issuing NAMESPACE without a <namespace name> deactivates any current namespace.

Example

procedure proc1
namespace namespace1
messagebox("Namespace is " + namespace())
public pub1 = "Public variable declared in proc1"
return
 
procedure proc2
namespace namespace2
messagebox("Namespace is " + namespace())
public pub1 = "Public variable declared in proc2"
return
 
proc1()
proc2()
display memory
? namespace1.pub1
? namespace2.pub1
namespace
messagebox("Namespace is " + namespace())
public pub1 = "Public variable, no namespace active"
? pub1
?

output

Namespaces:                                                                     
------------------------                                                        
NAMESPACE1 Dynamic array (refcnt 2)                                             
.PUB1       Character 'Public variable declared in proc1'                       
NAMESPACE2 Dynamic array (refcnt 2)                                             
.PUB1       Character 'Public variable declared in proc2'                       
                                                                                
Memory Variables:                                                               
------------------------                                                        
                                                                                
** Total of ** 4 variables defined and 298 bytes used.                          
                                                                                
Public variable declared in proc1                                               
Public variable declared in proc2                                               
Public variable, no namespace active