Using matches[x] to reference a table

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Using matches[x] to reference a table

Post by Rx-18-67 »

I'm trying to make a script to keep track of my opponents' afflictions and what they're curing.

The basic script works fine. It goes through the list of afflictions until it finds the highest priority affliction the target currently has and removes it.

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local cure_priority = 1

function target_usedcure(cure)
local aff_check = opiate[cure_priority]
table.contains(target_affs, aff_check) == true
table.remove(target_affs, tonumber(table.index_of(target_affs, aff_check)))
cure_priority = 1
cure_priority = cure_priority + 1


The problem is this part:

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function target_usedcure()
local aff_check = [b]opiate[/b][cure_priority]

The script only works if I specify which list it has to check in the script itself. Ideally, I'd like to run something like this:

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function target_usedcure(cure)
local aff_check = cure[cure_priority]

So I could make a trigger that runs target_usedcure(matches[4]) and automatically checks the correct table of afflictions. Nothing I've tried so far has worked. Either the alias I'm using to test the script doesn't work or the debug gives me an error message that Mudlet expected a table and got a string instead. Does anyone know if there's anything I can do to make the variable register as a table reference?

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Re: Using matches[x] to reference a table

Post by Delra »

Hey there! So, the trick is to create a nested table; for example:
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cures = {
  opiate = {"paresis", etc},
  steroid = {"limpveins", etc},
and then you can check
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to get your cure order table and go from there!

... that being said, with a for loop, your usecase could be as simple as:
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for _, aff in ipairs(cures[cure]) do
  if table.contains(target_affs, aff) then
    local n = table.index_of(target_affs, aff)
    table.remove(target_affs, n)

(adjust appropriately but I hope that makes sense, please ask if you need more help!)
Last edited by Delra on Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:03 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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