Migrating from EZ-Script to JavaScript

Semicolon Line Endings

When writing EZ-Script code, at the end of the line you simply press <enter> and start coding on the next line. However, in JavaScript, it is recommended to terminate the line with a semicolon ; character. With the ARC JavaScript compiler, it is not mandatory to do it, but you will find most code examples will have the semicolon at the end of the line.

Examples



EZ-Script Example 

Code:

print("This is some text")
print("This is another line of text")

JavaScript Example

Code:

print("This is some text");
print("This is another line of text");

*Note: Notice the semicolon at the end of the lines in JavaScript. Again, it's not mandatory, but it is recommended for proper JavaScript compliance.

Why Semicolons?


Traditionally, a semicolon has been common across many programming languages to tell the compiler the end of the command. This is because many commands can be included on the same line with JavaScript. It is not recommended to do this because it is messy to read, but some people program this way.

Example Of Many Commands On One Line

Code:

print("Hello"); print("World");


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#1  
Wow that is totally great info to know, thanks!
#2  
Thanks for this Tutorial @DJ. It will be invaluable as I change over my many scripts from EZ Script to JavaScript! I'm excited to see how my robot's arm servo react to the new faster language. I have some pretty complex scripts (for me anyway. LOL).
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Synthiam
#3  
I think you'll find that the new scripts you write will be even smaller and faster. Probably easier to read as well. I can always help you change some over if you post one. That'll give you examples of how the difference would be.
#4   — Edited
But just to be clear, the EZ scripts should still mostly work in Arc? I tried 2 that still worked no conversion. Just slower most likely.
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Synthiam
#5  
Yeah, EZ-Script works in ARC. This is a tutorial to help people migrate to a faster and more feature-rich language.
#6  
Wow @DJ. That's an amazing offer. Thanks! I'll post one soon. I think I have covid now and need to get past that first. Can't quite thing straight right now. LOL.
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Synthiam
#7  
Oh boy, it seems everyone is getting covid these days. I'm feeling left out. I hope you're doing well and binge-watching a lot of tv! Drink soup and dream about robots.
#8  
Thanks DJ. I'm coming to the end of it I hope. Feeling better. Don't feel left out. Only good thing about this is now I have some antibodies for a while. LOL. Stay healthy!
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Synthiam
#9  
That's what super heros are made of!
#10   — Edited
Actually i was adding some script codes for my Init servos start up and other start up functions, then realized I used EZ script instead of Javascript. Since Javascript is way faster ,what is the easy way to convert the EZ script over to Javascript? right now it just wants to delete the whole EZ script when I move into Javascript window. Like if I copy and paste it in, will it convert? I guess I can just start over line by Line with the cheat helper
Edit.... I think I had a similar question last week about using my old EZ scripts and did you point out some tutorial Link? I seem to have forgot where.
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Synthiam
#11  
*Note: I moved your question to the appropriate thread because it was asked on a feature request for Blockly copy and paste

The windows Copy and Paste command will copy the text. There is no way to "convert code" when pasting. It will merely paste what is copied. Once you paste the EZ-Script into the JavaScript window, you can edit the code to make it JavaScript syntax.
#12  
Ahh yes That was what I was looking for thanks again, sorry for asking twice,LOL!
Kyrgyzstan
#13  
How to  include a javascript library ?
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Synthiam
#14  
There used to be an option for that. Hmmm. I can't seem to find it now. I'll have to take a better look as I don't see it in the documentation on the support section.