Lost Adventurer, Aleks Kirilenko (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

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09-17-2005, 11:23 PM
Hey guys,

I'm new to MEL, so excuse the stupid question:

If I, for example, want to make a procedure that takes two incoming strings, and then mashes them together and makes a variable out of their names, how would I do that?

For instance:
If you were to say mashUp("hall_", "oates");
then the mashUp proc would create a variable called $hall_oates ...

I don't need to do precisely that, but it's the only way I know how to ask the question. I need to create and refer to variables, but not explicitly...

Does that make any sense? Thanks!!


09-18-2005, 10:49 AM
the eval command might help you out, something like this:

$string1 = "hall";
$string2 = "oates";
$string3 = "test";

eval("$" + $string1 + "_" + $string2 + " = \"" + $string3 + "\"");

print $hall_oates;

good luck!


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