A_EscapeChar and A_Delimiter

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A_EscapeChar and A_Delimiter

10 Nov 2015, 00:08

A quick online search didn't give me any results on this.

We can change these settings by using #EscapeChar and #Delimiter, but there are no built-in variables we can use to retrieve their values.
This would be specially interesting for cases where the escape char is changed, causing unwanted side-effects if strings containing "`n" are used.

This happens with many other settings. Example: all SetXXXDelay commands have their equivalent A_XXXDelay variable.
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Re: A_EscapeChar and A_Delimiter

10 Nov 2015, 00:33

for reference, iirc those commands are removed from AHKv2, so maybe they can't even be changed in there

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Re: A_EscapeChar and A_Delimiter

10 Nov 2015, 02:52

What would you use them for? The escape chars and delimiters are fully handled long before you could ever retrieve the variable's value (with the exception of Transform Deref).
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Re: A_EscapeChar and A_Delimiter

10 Nov 2015, 09:53

@guest3456: I didn't know about that. Thanks for pointing that out.
lexikos wrote:[...] are fully handled long before you could ever retrieve the variable's value [...]
Despite not knowing how some stuff work internally, I actually though that could be the case... but I figured it wouldn't hurt asking.
I had thought of some use cases, but I didn't realize they're flawed since those are directives, not commands. :facepalm:
Thanks for the explanation. :)
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