Difference between revisions of "preprocessFile"

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<dt class="note">'''[[User:kju|kju]]'''
 
<dt class="note">'''[[User:kju|kju]]'''
 
<dd class="note">Use [[preprocessFileLineNumbers]] instead as it provides more context information on error.
 
<dd class="note">Use [[preprocessFileLineNumbers]] instead as it provides more context information on error.
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<dd class="notedate">Posted on December 17, 2013
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<dt class="note">'''[[User:Killzone_Kid|Killzone_Kid]]'''
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<dd class="note">The main difference between [[preprocessFile]] and [[preprocessFileLineNumbers]] is that the latter adds #line directive to the target file, which allows to log in the __LINE__ error happened at and the __FILE__ error happened in.
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Revision as of 13:44, 17 December 2013

Introduced with Operation Flashpoint: Resistance version 1.851.85
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Description

Description:
Reads and processes the content of the specified file. Preprocessor is C-like, supports comments using // or /* and */ and macros defined with #define.
Due to the hard-drive access this command executes (and the lack of caching) this command should not be used in time-critical script loops.

Syntax

Syntax:
String = preprocessFile fileName
Parameters:
fileName: String
Return Value:
String

Examples

Example 1:
_content=preprocessFile "myFunction.sqf"

Additional Information

See also:
preprocessFileLineNumbersloadFileFunctionSQF syntaxcallspawnexecVMPreProcessor Commands
Groups:
Uncategorised

Notes

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Notes

Posted on March 4, 2008
Alef
File path is always relative to mission directory. If script dir\a.sqf includes dir\b.sqf, use "dir\b.sqf" and not "b.sqf".
Posted on July 8, 2011
kju
Use preprocessFileLineNumbers instead as it provides more context information on error.
Posted on December 17, 2013
Killzone_Kid
The main difference between preprocessFile and preprocessFileLineNumbers is that the latter adds #line directive to the target file, which allows to log in the __LINE__ error happened at and the __FILE__ error happened in. PreprocessFile.jpg

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