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12 December 2010, 05:39 PM
Does anyone know what the difference, when using the whatIs command, between a script, command, and mel proceedure?

How do they differ, and are those three the only types that will return (other than variable type)? I'm a little murky on this.

Thank you!

12 December 2010, 06:29 PM
a 'command' is any core library (C++) or built-in command, or one created via a plug-in.

e.g. `polyCube`, `mag`, `rayIntersect`, etc...

a script is any saved text file that contains MEL code

e.g. "userSetup.mel", "fileMenu", etc...

a mel procedure is an actual defined procedure, whether entered interactively (typed directly into the Script Editor) or sourced from a script file.

e.g. buildFileMenu, myGlobalProc, etc...


12 December 2010, 07:23 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the response. That pretty much answers that.

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