#499 Add 'PreservePreDefVars' and 'RestorePreDefVars'

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Amir Szekely
Scripting (152)
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2010-09-30
2010-09-30
Netsurfer24
No

When I first had a look at some more complex scripts with lots of separate functions to call I noticed these "orgies" of
Push $0
Push $1
Push $2
Push $..
at the beginning of each function and at the end the same the other way round
Pop $..
Pop $2
Pop $1
Pop $0

I propose to add two new commands like 'PreservePreDefVars' and 'RestorePreDefVars' which simply saves the values of the predefined variables ($0 - $9, $R0 - $R9) and restore them when called.

The advantage is that one could use any of these variables within a function without running into trouble because of using a variable and forgot to push it to the stack before.

Another possibility would be to add the optional possibility to add the variables name as parameter like
PreservePreDefVars $0 $1 $8 $9 $R5

In an ideal world the RestorePreDefVars command automatically knows which variables were preserved before and restores only those.

Thanks,

Gunther

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