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Offline (Male) Josh @ Dreamland
Posted on: April 18, 2013, 03:00:51 PM

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With some functions, it's less obvious you really need to use the return value. Like string_replace_all(). When I was young, I spent ten minutes figuring out why string_replace_all wasn't doing anything. I was livid. It's a good case of RTFM, yes, but it's also a great case where we can save users a lot of frustration by using flags like need_result, or something.

This is basically a note for me to add the function into JDI, possibly with more compiler hints. If you have ideas for more compiler hints, post them here, so I can best think up a system for handling them.
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Offline (Male) Goombert
Reply #1 Posted on: April 18, 2013, 07:15:18 PM

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I was always confused at a young age because I thought the functions actually replaced the value instead of returning the new string.
I think it was Leonardo da Vinci who once said something along the lines of "If you build the robots, they will make games." or something to that effect.

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