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I am trying to create an array which references exported variables from another resource however it seems that the call to the function is actually invoked rather than being saved as a reference to the variable.

-- Array of functions we want to have a reference to, includes exported functions from other resources.
local myFunctions = {
    ["FUNCTION_1"] = exports.myresource:myFunction,
    ["FUNCTION_2"] = exports.myresource:anotherFunction,
    ["FUNCTION_3"] = getElementPosition,
    ["FUNCTION_4"] = exports.myresource:finalFunction,
}

function executeFunctions(functionList, parameter)
    for i, func in ipairs(functionList) do -- For every function we need to call.
        functionToInvoke = myFunctions[func] -- Get the function reference from our array.
        functionToInvoke(parameter) -- Invoke the function and pass the parameter into it.
    end
end

executeFunctions({"FUNCTION_1", "FUNCTION_4"}, "some parameter value") -- Call executeFunctions() to recursively execute function 1 and 4 with our parameter.

While myFunctions["FUNCTION_3"] works and references the native getElementPosition function, the references to exported functions don't work.

Is this possible at all?

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6 hours ago, GenericDeveloper said:

I am trying to create an array which references exported variables from another resource

Correction, this should say exported functions from another resource, not variables!

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3 hours ago, GenericDeveloper said:

Correction, this should say exported functions from another resource, not variables!

Try this

local myFunctions = {


["FUNCTION_1"] = function (...)
return exports.myresource:myFunction(...)
end


}

 

Predefining export functions from another resource is not a good idea. Because when restarting that resource, all export functions will be reset.

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