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Description

 

Add an alias to a standard keyword.

 

Syntax

 

ALIAS ExistingKeywordName AS NewNonExistentKeywordName

n = ALIAS ExistingKeywordName AS NewNonExistentKeywordName

 

Returns

 

Number

 

Parameters

 

Name

Type

Optional

Meaning

ExistingKeywordName


No

The name of an existent keyword name. Keyword can be taken from whatever module but module must already been loaded.

NewNonExistentKeywordName


No

A new non existent token name to be assigned to an already existing keyword name

 

Remarks

 

Starting from thinBasic version 1.4.0.1 ALIAS command is executed in pre-parsing phase and not during script runtime. This adds extreme power because now all thinBasic keywords can be aliases.

 

Restrictions

 

See also

 

Examples

 

USES "Console"

 

ALIAS Console_WriteLine AS CON_WL

ALIAS Console_WriteLine AS CWL

 

'---From now on you can use Console_WriteLine or CON_WL or CWL

Console_WriteLine("This is a test")

CON_WL("This is a test")

CWL("This is a test")