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#285298 05/14/2005 6:24 PM
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I'm brand new to Threads, so forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I did search the forums first!

I've been digging around in the program a bit and so far, most everything seems pretty self-explanatory. The one thing that's confusing me is this little variable $what. Can someone tell me what exactly $what is? I gather that it has something to do with where the user is going to be sent after performing an action, but I never seem to find it where I expect it, and yet I keep finding it in places where I don't.

Is there a rhyme and/or reason to $what that I'm not grasping? I'd love to have a better understanding of when and why it is set, and how it is used.

Thanks in advance!

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rmansperger #285299 05/15/2005 10:13 PM
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It would depend on what script you're seeing it is. Obviously a placeholder for something... where it is used would be a big clue. Otherwise there's thousands of variables used in threads, and many used for different reasons in different scripts.

Daine #285300 05/16/2005 7:14 AM
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As far as I can tell, $what is a single variable used throughout the entire program. In almost every script I've looked at, it gets its value from the POST of the referring script, and then sends its value on to another script in POST. (For example, take a look at manageoptions.php.)

Sometimes, $what seems to be the destination page, as the script will send the user to $what.php. But I haven't yet figured out where it's initially defined or what the purpose of any of it is. It's an oddly uninformative name for a variable.

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From postlist $what would be either "flat" or "threaded" then the links are to show$what.php so it'll link to either showflat or showthreaded. The admin area, sometimes $what will indicate the function being performed, or the tab that you were on. In manageoptions.... it doesn't appear to have any purpose at all. LOL Maybe it was copied from other admin files where it's used? But I can't see any of the scripts after that using it.

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[]What is $what? [/]

to add a little humour... What is the fellows name on 2nd Base..

and what Josh said.

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Who's on second base?

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no, who's on first


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I don't know?

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This could get ugly...



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