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0006021Multi Theft Auto : San AndreasScriptingpublic2016-09-15 11:41
ReporterPhatLooser Assigned ToJusonex  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
PlatformallOSallOS Versionall
Product Version1.0.5 
Target Version1.5.3Fixed in Version1.5.3 
Summary0006021: should "outputDebugString" automatically "tostring" values that ain't a string?

Just a question, would this make sense?
For me it would, but maybe its against some convention of LUA or something.

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2011-03-29 21:48

manager   ~~0013139

outputDebugString should accept numbers at least, like chatbox does.


2011-03-30 15:22

viewer   ~~0013140

it's only LUA conversations, not MTASA, and it's your own problem to convert all stuff to string before setting it as parameter for MTASA functions


2011-03-31 15:02

reporter   ~~0013144

Its not only "your own problem", if it makes scripting faster.


2011-03-31 15:39

viewer   ~~0013145

to "make your scripting faster" just create a link to function tostring with short name or create a new own function which receives vars of any type, converts them to string and outputs into chat (:

checking variables types it's only scripter's problem, LUA support only number -> string built-in conversation


2011-03-31 16:01

manager   ~~0013146

Thats not fast. Look, all PhatLooser is asking is if whatever is passed to outputDebugString to be automatically turned into a string by MTA because it saves time. If you do outputDebugString(false) you'll get a debug warning for outputDebugString, how ironic is that?


  • Saves time
  • Makes more sense to see "false" than a a debug warning
  • Makes further sense as the name is "outputDebugString" therefore it should output a string as the name of the function suggests.


  • Time taken to implement


2011-06-30 21:51

administrator   ~~0013871

I think this definitely should be done for outputDebugString. I believe Lua's print function does this


2016-09-14 22:49

administrator   ~~0025202

Reappeared during "argstreaming" apparently

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