This page is intended for basic level programmers. See Advanced Magik Language for more advanced language uses.
To create a global variable that is to run a proc use the following
_global a_global_proc << _proc @a_global_proc(_optional args) # The @ is a label # Do something _endproc
A gotcha to look out for… do not put () after _endproc() or your global will be evaluated to whatever the proc returns. Although this may be useful ins some cases, it can cause grief to figure out why the global proc isn't a proc but a result.
Determining predefined colours
Many of you know about the method colour.called() and you can pass in a symbol like :red, :black, :white, etc. But how do you know what colors are already defined? Well, it is private constant called colour_table. So you can do a print or loop over colour.sys!perform(:colour_table).
More Info From describe_fields()
These changes will show the size of the selection or db_rope within describe fields