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hpl2:amnesia:script_language_reference_and_guide:quick_start [2012/12/21 22:26]
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 '' ​   void OnEnter()''​\\ '' ​   void OnEnter()''​\\
 declares the OnEnter() function. The token in front of it denotes its return type; in this case, it is ''​void'',​ which you can think of to mean "​nothing"​ or "​empty"​ – it simply states that this function does not return any value (some functions you'll write //will// return a value, e.g., a result of some calculation). OnEnter() just does something (starts the fade in effect), but nothing is returned from it (you'​ll learn more about return values in the section on functions).\\ declares the OnEnter() function. The token in front of it denotes its return type; in this case, it is ''​void'',​ which you can think of to mean "​nothing"​ or "​empty"​ – it simply states that this function does not return any value (some functions you'll write //will// return a value, e.g., a result of some calculation). OnEnter() just does something (starts the fade in effect), but nothing is returned from it (you'​ll learn more about return values in the section on functions).\\
-Everything that follows after that line is the //body// of the OnEnter() function. It is the function'​s body that defines what the function does. It is enclosed by ''​{''​ and ''​}''​. You can think of these symbols as of boundaries – they bound the space of the function body. Everything in between them belongs to the function.+Everything that follows after that line is the //body// of the OnEnter() function. It is the function'​s body that defines what the function does. It is enclosed by ''​{''​ and ''​}''​. You can think of these symbols as of boundaries – they bound the space of the function body. Everything in between them belongs to the function.\\ 
 +If a region of code is bounded by ''​{''​ and ''​}'',​ it is also referred to as a //code block//.
  
 The text behind ''​%%//​%%''​ represents scriptwriter'​s comments. These are completely ignored by the script engine, as if they weren'​t there at all. They are intended for the human reader – you can use them to explain what a certain peace of code does. You can delete them, and the script'​s functionality will remain exactly the same. The text behind ''​%%//​%%''​ represents scriptwriter'​s comments. These are completely ignored by the script engine, as if they weren'​t there at all. They are intended for the human reader – you can use them to explain what a certain peace of code does. You can delete them, and the script'​s functionality will remain exactly the same.
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