May i know is there are way to create function at the fly. Meanings that create a control loop flow script to create unique function name.
Example as below (But this doesn't works)
foreach( ele list( list("funcA" funcB") list("funC" "funcD"))
newFunctionName = stringToSymbol(strcat( car(ele) cadr(ele) ))
(defun newFunctionName args
(printf "Hello World - %L\n" args))
My intention is to create a function at the fly.Any idea? Is this possible?
foreach( ele list( list("funcA" "funcB") list("funC" "funcD")) newFunctionName = stringToSymbol(strcat( car(ele) cadr(ele) )) putd(newFunctionName lambda((args) printf("Hello World - %L\n" args) ) ))
Hello World - "test"
However, I would say that creating functions on the fly is something that is even more powerful in SKILL++ mode, because that supports the concept of "closures". For example (either type toplevel('ils) and then type this in the CIW, or put in a file with a ".ils" suffix):
defun(CCFmakeCounter (@key (init 0) (step 1)) lambda(() init=init+step))
c1=CCFmakeCounter()c2=CCFmakeCounter(?init 4 ?step 3)
c1() => 1c1() => 2c2() => 7c2() => 10c1() => 3
This concept is covered in more detail in the SKILL documentation. The idea is that CCFmakeCounter() is returning a function object with the specific environment containing the arguments that were passed in (it's the same function object, but the environment changes in essence). In SKILL++ mode functions are variables, so you can much more easily pass around function objects without needing to use funcall or apply to call them.