ircII help - while

Usage: WHILE <boolean> { }

  This will execute the given cmd while the given boolean returns   true. The boolean has the same format as for the IF command, except   that it is re-evaluated at each loop interation. The same is true   for cmd. It is re-evaluated at each loop interation.   Example (in script format):     alias repeat     {       @ rep = 0;       while (rep < [$0])       {         $1-         @ rep = rep + 1       }       assign -rep     }

  This can be used as follows:     /repeat 10 /msg bigcheese This repeats 10 times   The repeat alias breaks down into three parts.

    @ rep = 0     while (rep < [$0]) {$1-;@ rep = rep + 1}     assign -rep

  The first is to initialize rep to 0 and the last part is to remove   rep when done. The first is just like assign rep 0   The WHILE portion is described below:   The boolean for the while loop is (rep < [$0]).   This is what is then used at each loop interation. At the   first iteration this will be ( 0<10 ), at the next ( 1<10 ), and so on.   The cmd part of this looks like {$1-;@ rep = rep + 1}   When the alias is first parsed, the stuff inside {..} is not expanded but   is simply executed at each loop interation. It expands to     'msg bigcheese This repeats 10 times.;@ rep = rep + 1'   It sends the MSG to BigCheese and then it increments rep by 1.   (See @ for more information about this assignment)

  The command part while is exactly like the syntax in if   and foreach.

See Also:   if   foreach   @   expressions

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