exec - script file execution
exec(path [,mode]) executes sequentialy the scilab instructions contained in the file given by path with an optional execution mode mode .
The different cases for mode are :
0 : the default value
-1 : nothing is printed
1 : echo of each command line
2 : prompt --> is printed
3 : echoes + prompts
4 : stops before each prompt. Execution resumes after a carriage return.
7 : stops + prompts + echoes : useful mode for demos.
exec(fun [,mode]) executes function fun as a script: no input nor output argument nor specific variable environment. This form is more efficient, because script code may be pre-compiled (see getf, comp). This method for script evaluation allows to store scripts as function in libraries.
If an error is encountered while executing, if 'errcatch' flag is present exec issues no error message, aborts execution of the instructions and resumes with ierr equal to the error number. If 'errcatch' flag is not present, standard error handling works.
exec files may now be used to define functions using the inline function definition syntax (see function).
// create a script file write(TMPDIR+'/myscript','a=1;b=2') // execute it exec(TMPDIR+'/myscript') who // create a function deff('y=foo(x)','a=x+1;y=a^2') clear a b // call the function foo(1) // a is a variable created in the environment of the function foo // it is destroyed when foo returns who x=1 //create x to make it known by the script foo exec(foo) // a and y are created in the current environment who