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Newcomers DBPro Corner / Return a value from a function

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Posted: 27th Apr 2013 07:26 Edited at: 27th Apr 2013 07:29
Darkbasic forum,

x as integer

x = getKey()

When I try this I get a compiler error at "x = getkey()"

function getKey()
if inkey$() = "1" then exitfunction 1
if inkey$() = "2" then exitfunction 2

Of course there's more to the code but if this illegal how
can I do this without creating a global variable.

Burning Feet Man
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Posted: 27th Apr 2013 10:07 Edited at: 27th Apr 2013 10:14
Hey jerryd,

Welcome to DBPro! It's so awesome, I hope you have as much fun with it as I do.

Below is some code that I quickly wrote which will hopefully assist you in what you're trying to do.

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Posted: 27th Apr 2013 18:27 Edited at: 27th Apr 2013 18:28
Your example will not compile as the functions return type is first deduced from whatever follow the endfunction keyword. In your case nothing follows so the function will be assumed to return nothing. Then your exitfunction calls are encountered and seen to attempt to return a value, thus you have a conflict and the compilation will be aborted.
Just put a default return value after endfunction like Burning Feet Man's snippet suggests.

In case you're coming from a C-style syntaxed language (like java or what have you), what you're trying to do is similar to this:

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