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Author Topic: File Read Function(s)  (Read 6684 times)

NickE

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File Read Function(s)
« on: July 30, 2008, 03:45:00 pm »

Steve,
If I could beg for a single ASL update for the next preview, it would be file.read member function(s).

Here's why:

It would be a work-around for most of the other items on the scripting wish-list. 
(1) One could read and write Anim8or project files allowing one to do particle animation, fluid dynamics, and physics by generating objects and morph targets and scene object placement and controller values, and so much more!
(2) One could simulate parameter passing between scripts
(3) Custom import filters

Once a file.read ability exists, the only thing needed to have robust access to all of Anim8or's modes would be the ability to trigger another script's execution from within a script.  (more begging here)  Even the simplest implementation would be sufficient: completely terminate the original script and begin execution of the requested script.  The file read/write functions can be used to simulate user defined functions ability.

Those two additional functions - file.read and script.execute - would open the door to the development of libraries of script functions like physics, walk sequences, mouth movement, lip synch, etc.

Thank you!
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Steve

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Re: File Read Function(s)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008, 12:03:48 am »

File reads are on the list, both binary and text, as are functions, but not for the next drop.
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Re: File Read Function(s)
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 10:08:47 am »

What is the curent state of file.open("file.txt","r") mode ?

Joshy
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Re: File Read Function(s)
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2018, 01:45:53 am »

Hello Steve,
it's 9 year ago is file reading posible now ?

have a good time.

Joshy
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 11:33:39 am by D.J.Peters »
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Steve

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Re: File Read Function(s)
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2018, 01:54:28 am »

D.J.Peters: Are you clairvoyant??? You're asking this today after 9 years?
It happens that I'm just putting the finishing touches on a prototype build with text file input working. I should have it posted in a day or so
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Re: File Read Function(s)
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2018, 01:45:54 pm »

Will ASL allow function definitions in the new prototype?
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Re: File Read Function(s)
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2018, 02:32:56 pm »

User defined functions are available.
http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php/topic,4814.msg35005.html#msg35005

Steve ,the spec still says:
"There is currently no support for user defined functions."
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Steve

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Re: File Read Function(s)
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2018, 04:07:18 pm »

Claude: Oops! I need to fix that, too.
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Steve

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Re: File Read Function(s)
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 08:44:01 pm »

Just a note to say that text input is available in build build 1321. See this topic for details.
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D.J.Peters

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Re: File Read Function(s)
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 11:37:53 am »

D.J.Peters: Are you clairvoyant?
I'm sure you not :-)

Thank you for the text scanner I give it a try now.

Joshy
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