Compact

From Multi Theft Auto: Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This function create table containing variables and their values.

Syntax

table compact(table Array, table/string Variable)

Required Arguments

  • Array: the table handles it recursively.
  • Variable: table or string takes a variable number of parameters. Each parameter can be either a string containing the name of the variable, or an array of variable names. The array can contain other arrays of variable names inside it.

Returns

Returns the output table with all the variables added to it.

Code

function compact(g, ...)
    local args = {...}
    local tbl = {}
    g = g or _G
    for i, v in ipairs(args) do
        for w in string.gmatch(v, "[%w_]+") do
            tbl[v] = g[w]
        end
    end
    return tbl
end

Example

Click to collapse [-]
Shared Function
-- AND FORMAT FUNCTION --- With EXEMPLE
function format(s, tab)
    return (s:gsub('($%b{})', function(w) return tab[w:sub(3, -2)] or w end))
end

function compact(g, ...)
    local args = {...}
    local tbl = {}
    g = g or _G
    for i, v in ipairs(args) do
        for w in string.gmatch(v, "[%w_]+") do
            tbl[v] = g[w]
        end
    end
    return tbl
end

function testCompact()
   local tbl = {
       firstname = "Peter",
       lastname = "Griffin",
       age = 41
   }
   return format("My lastname is ${lastname} and age its ${age}", compact(tbl, "lastname",'age'))
end

outputChatBox( testCompact() )

Author: @FroPop