variable or function expected



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 18/05/2011 at 15:50, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    User Information:
    Cinema 4D Version:   11 
    Platform:   Windows  ;   
    Language(s) :   C.O.F.F.E.E  ;

    ---------
    I'm new to scripting in C4D and I just can't figure out what is wrong with my function definition.
    If I paste the following code into the Script Manager and click Execute...

    _TestFunction(msg)
    {
     println(msg);
    }

    println("About to call the function");
    TestFunction("This is the message");_

    I get the error "[FAIL] Script 'TestScript' Line 1 Pos 14 : Variable or function expected."
    It seems to happen with every function I try, even ones pasted from examples. Code by itself seems to work ok though.

    e.g.

    println("About to call the function");

    by itself works just fine.



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    On 18/05/2011 at 16:28, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    As far as I know, you can't call functions outside of another function (i.e.: globally) in COFFEE.  You usually start with main() and call other functions which call other functions or functions in class instances.

    Every script starts with:

    main(doc,op)
    {
    }

    Every COFFEE plugin has a:

    main()
    {
    }

    Therefore, try something like this:

    _TestFunction(msg)
    {
     println(msg);
    }

    main (doc, op)
    {
      println("About to call the function");
      TestFunction("This is the message");
    }_

    See if that succeeds! :)



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    On 18/05/2011 at 16:57, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    Thanks for your quick response kuroyume. I tried your code, but unfortunately I get exactly the same error. A friend of mine has just tried it in C4D V12 and he gets the same error as me. It's strange, it seems to reject any function definitions.



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 18/05/2011 at 17:00, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    You have spaces within the main(doc , op) part that breaks it.
    Try (works here) :

      
    TestFunction(msg)   
    {   
    println(msg);   
    }   
      
    main(doc,op)   
    {   
    println("About to call the function");   
    TestFunction("This is the message");   
    }   
    

    Cheers
    Lennart



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 18/05/2011 at 17:13, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    You're right. The space in the main function before the bracket breaks it. Although the error message is not very helpful! :)

    Thanks for your help.



  • THE POST BELOW IS MORE THAN 5 YEARS OLD. RELATED SUPPORT INFORMATION MIGHT BE OUTDATED OR DEPRECATED

    On 18/05/2011 at 19:20, xxxxxxxx wrote:

    That's pretty sad for COFFEE. :(

    Got Parser? :)


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