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Revision as of 12:39, 2 November 2011

Introduced with Armed Assault version 1.001.00
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Description

Description:
Starts running a new script (SQF). Additional arguments are passed in local _this variable. The new script is running in parallel, spawn does not wait for it to be done, instead spawn returns a Script handle.

Syntax

Syntax:
Script = arguments spawn code
Parameters:
arguments: Any Value
code: Code
Return Value:
Script

Examples

Example 1:
[] spawn { player globalChat "This is run in parallel."; };

Additional Information

See also:
callcompilepreprocessFileLineNumberspreprocessFileterminatescriptDone
Groups:
Uncategorised

Notes

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Notes

Posted on 5 March, 2009
Kronzky
spawn cannot call other local functions on the same scope as itself.
It can, however, call other global functions: _addOne = {TST=TST+1}; TST_addOne = {TST=TST+1}; _add = { TST=TST+1; player sidechat format["added: %1",TST]; [] call _addOne; player sidechat format["called local: %1",TST]; [] call TST_addOne; player sidechat format["called global: %1",TST]; }; TST=0; [] call _add; [] spawn _add; (The call of _addOne from the spawned function does not do anything.)

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