Basic Syntax Waitfor 120.0, global fitermstoedit

What am I doing wrong here?

Waitfor 120.0, global fitermstoedit

Hi Bass-O-Matic.

Your image global fitermstoedit must be in quotation marks as shown below, otherwise eggPlant will treat it as a variable. The correct code is displayed below.

Waitfor 120.0, "global fitermstoedit"

I hope this helps and thanks for using eggPlant!

Sorry, I should have been more clear. It is a variable.

set global fitermstoedit to "editmfas" -- editmfas is an image

Waitfor 120.0, global fitermstoedit -- this don't work

Click global fitermstoedit -- this works fine

You need to put the variable reference in parentheses so that it becomes an expression to be evaluated:

Waitfor 120.0, (global fitermstoedit)

BTW, if you declare a variable as global then you don’t need to use the global keyword all the time:

global fitermstoedit
put "editmfas" into fitermstoedit -- refers to the global variable
waitfor 120, fitermstoedit -- refers to the global variable

but just using the variable before declaring it as you did in your example requires that you specify the global keyword whenever you reference it. Note that this also applies when you define a handler and you want to use a previously declared global variable inside it:

global somevar
put "armadillo" into somevar

on stewArmadillo
	put "jack rabbit" into somevar -- variable local to handler
	put global somevar -- outputs "armadillo"
	put somevar -- outputs "jack rabbit"
end stewArmadillo

on stuffArmadillo
	global somevar 
	put somevar -- outputs "armadillo" since somevar has been declared global
end stuffArmadillo

This is explained in even more excruciating detail in this post.